The cross -- erected during Ukraine's 2004-05 Orange Revolution in memory of the victims of communism -- was located near the International Center for Culture and Arts in Kyiv. A topless Femen activist used a chainsaw to cut down the cross.
Femen said in a statement,
"On the day of the sentencing, the Femen women's movement expresses its support and respect for its Russian colleagues from the group Pussy Riot. ...
By this act, Femen calls on all healthy forces of society to mercilessly saw out of their heads all the rotten religious prejudice that serves as a foundation for dictatorship and prevents the development of democracy and women's freedom."
The three women from Pussy Riot were charged with hooliganism motivated by religious hatred after performing what they called a "punk prayer" at a landmark Moscow church in February.
All three were sentenced to two years imprisonment in 17th August.