Monument to WWII massacre of Poles ransacked in Ukraine

A monument to the victims of a World War II massacre in a western Ukrainian village has been destroyed by vandals, local police said on Tuesday.

National Police in the Lviv region said in a statement that vandals destroyed a stone cross in Huta Penyatska that commemorated Polish villagers who were massacred in 1944 by a Nazi unit mostly composed of Ukrainian volunteers. Up to 900 people are believed to have been killed in the village, according to the Polish Institute of National Remembrance.

The monument was erected in 2005.

Footage on Ukrainian media showed the toppled cross and two stone slabs bearing the names of the victims painted over with the colors of the...