Thursday 23 November 2017

Argentina war cemetery on Falkland Islands is vandalised

The Argentine Foreign Ministry said that it had sent a note to the British embassy in Buenos Aires asking the British government to launch an investigation
The Argentine Foreign Ministry said that it had sent a note to the British embassy in Buenos Aires asking the British government to launch an investigation

Argentina's government has condemned vandalism at its war cemetery on the Falkland Islands.

The Argentine Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that it had sent a note to the British embassy in Buenos Aires asking the British government to launch an investigation.

The ministry also said in a statement that the vandalism is "particularly regrettable" given the recent decision by Argentina and Britain to identify the remains of more than 100 Argentine soldiers buried in the cemetery after the 1982 war.

The Falklands government said it regrets the incident and that its police department has launched a probe following the discovery of damage to a case and statue of the Virgin of Lujan in the remote cemetery that also was vandalised in 2012.

AP

Press Association

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