TALLINN - A monument to Soviet soldiers killed in World War II has been desecrated in the town of Haapsalu, western Estonia.
The Laane police department said on Monday that it received a report on Saturday alleging that an unknown had scribbled the words "Urinate here" in white paint on the granite monument in the center of town.
Police launched a criminal investigation.
Those guilty may face a year in jail.
No suspect has yet been detained.
This is the second desecration of a monument to Soviet soldiers in the past couple of days. The first took place in the village of Lihula, where scum was piled on the foot of a monument, while the monument itself was sprayed red.