MOSCOW, May 28 (RAPSI) – A court in the Moscow Region has ruled that a local resident suspected of damaging a Great Patriotic War memorial in the town of Chernogolovka is to be put under home arrest, the press service of Russia’s Investigative Committee informs on Thursday.

An officer of the regional investigative authorities petitioned that the man suspected of intentional damaging of the obelisk was detained; nevertheless, the court ruled in favor of house arrest, the statement reads.

The case against the suspect has been opened on charges of demolition or damaging of military memorials.

This Monday, there was published a video record demonstrating how a local resident when jogging in the morning tramples on flowers laid at the monument; an inspection by investigators showed that the obelisk and a marble plaque had been damaged.

In the course of interrogation the suspect admitted guilt, described in full the motives behind his actions, and repented, according to the press-service statement.