The Russian occupation administration assessed the activities of the Ukrainian underground and hired squads of mobsters to repaint Ukrainian symbols.
The Russians have equated any Ukrainian symbols with “extremism” and are hunting for the members of the underground. Yet no luck. In order to paint over the Ukrainian symbols special groups were created, allegedly from local people. However, for some reason the “locals” cover their faces with masks or being shoot from behind. It is strange to hide young people who allegedly do nothing illegal, unlike “extremists” from the Ukrainian underground.
It should be noted that the Russian attempts to paint the symbols with their tricolor are futile. As a result this only leads to the opposite effect and Ukrainian symbols become more common in the city.