Kryminform news website of the Russian de facto authorities in Crimea described this act of protest as vandalism.
"Unknown persons desecrated the monument to Taras Shevchenko in Simferopol painting it yellow and blue," Kryminform writes.
The news portal informs that the monument must have been painted last night.
As of now, the paint is almost washed away, a group of police is patrolling near the monument.
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