The Russian ambassador to Poland was stained with red paint thrown at him by a group of demonstrators.
They were also there preventing the Russian ambassador to Poland on Monday from paying tribute to Red Army soldiers who died during World War II at a Warsaw cemetery.
The Russian ambassador to Poland arrived at the cemetery of Soviet soldiers on Monday to lay flowers, where protesters who participated in Russia’s war in Ukraine were waiting for him. Pro-Ukrainian protesters threw red paint on Russia’s ambassador to Poland, Sergei Andreev.
Protesters also marched to Warsaw to protest the war in Ukraine on Sunday night, placing a tank on a tractor and parking it in front of the Russian embassy. The attack wasn’t the first time red paint had featured prominently in the war against Ukraine.
His face was covered in red paint when he came to commemorate Red Army soldiers who died in World War II at a Warsaw cemetery. The protesters first tore down the wreath he had intended to lay at the cemetery and trampled on it.
The protesters carried Ukrainian flags and chanted “fascist” and “murderer”, while some were dressed in white sheets smeared in red, symbolizing Ukrainian victims of the war launched in February by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Other people in his entourage were also splattered.
Police arrived at the scene to help the ambassador and other members of his delegation getaway. Earlier in the day, the words “Kill Putin” were found written in blue and yellow, the colours of the Ukrainian flag, on a monument at the cemetery, private broadcaster TVN24 reported. The writing was later removed.
One protester interviewed by TVN24 said it was good the ambassador had been covered in red. “With all our heart we are with Mariupol,” she said, referring to the southeastern Ukrainian city that has been devastated by the war.
More than three million Ukrainians have fled to Poland since the war started. “msn.com“
The Russian ambassador to Poland was attacked during an attempt to lay flowers at the cemetery of Soviet soldiers in Warsaw & doused with red paint pic.twitter.com/9l8i6q79do
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The military parade on Moscow’s Red Square marks Victory Day. Andreev told reporters that the Russian embassy in Poland would formally protest the attack, according to the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti.
However, the current Polish interior minister said the Polish government had advised the Russian ambassador to Poland not to lay flowers at the cemetery, noting that police helped him leave the scene safely.
Soviet soldiers defeated Nazi Germany, and Soviet troops invaded Poland under a secret agreement with the German Nazi government and committed atrocities against the Poles at the start of the Ukrainian war, including mass executions and deportations to Siberia.
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