KIEV, June 30 (RIA Novosti)
A Ukrainian court on Thursday released on parole a nationalist student arrested for frying eggs on an eternal flame commemorating soldiers who died in World War II, All-Ukrainian Union Svoboda political party said on its website.
Bratstvo (Brotherhood) nationalist party member Anna Sinkova, 20, was arrested in March after she fried eggs and sausages in Kiev's Park of Glory in protest against the large sums spent by the government to maintain the monument.
"For 53 years, a precious natural gas has been aimlessly burned out near the Obelisk of Glory in Kiev," the Bratstvo party said on its web site. "This pleasure costs taxpayers about 300,000 hryvnias [$37,000] a month. And this is only one of hundreds, if not thousands of eternal flames across the country."
Under the parole conditions, Sinkova is not allowed to leave Ukraine.
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