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Last Updated: Saturday, 6 May 2006, 00:08 GMT 01:08 UK
Soviet graves wrecked in Germany
The gravestones of 187 Soviet soldiers have been vandalised in the east German city of Leipzig, officials say.

They were "either knocked over or pulled completely out of the ground", the German foreign ministry said.

The ministry condemned the "appalling act", adding that it remained committed to caring for the graves of Soviet soldiers who died in Germany in WWII.

The graves at the city's Soviet military memorial would be restored as soon as possible, the ministry added.




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