The Polish Foreign Ministry said they are aware of the seriousness of the situation with the attack on Russian Ambassador Sergei Andreev in Warsaw
The emotions of Ukrainians who attacked the Russian ambassador Sergei Andreev during a ceremony at the cemetery of the Soviet military in Warsaw are “understandable,” said Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminsky. The diplomat was doused with red liquid and was not allowed to lay a wreath at the memorial.
Kaminsky also called “legal” meeting of opponents of the Russian special operation in Ukraine. “The emotions of the participants in the action, Ukrainian women, whose husbands fight courageously to defend their homeland, are understandable,” — wrote the head of the Polish Ministry of Internal Affairs on his Twitter.
He also said that the Polish authorities did not recommend the Russian ambassador to lay flowers on May 9 in Warsaw, but noted that the diplomat “safely” left the scene.
Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau called the attack on the Russian ambassador “an incident that should not have happened and which is certainly regrettable,” the Polish Press Agency reported.
< p>“We are aware of the seriousness of the situation, we are watching it,” — Lukasz Jasina, spokesman for the Polish Foreign Ministry, added.
On May 9, Russian diplomats led by Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergei Andreev arrived at a military cemetery in Warsaw, where Soviet soldiers who died during the Great Patriotic War are buried. There they were met by a group of people with Ukrainian and Polish flags, who doused the Russian ambassador with red liquid and did not allow them to lay flowers at the memorial. The diplomat was forced to leave the event. He later reported that he was doused with red syrup.
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Official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on what happened, said that “in the West, a course has been set for the reincarnation of fascism.” “Fans of neo-Nazism have once again bared their faces” and it's bloody»,— Zakharova wrote in her Telegram channel.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special operation to “demilitarize” and “denazification” Ukraine 24 February. The Polish authorities, along with other Western countries, condemned the operation, and also began to provide military assistance to Kyiv. In addition, Warsaw is the leader in the number of accepted Ukrainian refugees. According to the UN, as of May 8, more than 3.2 million people arrived in Poland from Ukraine.
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