Russia’s ambassador to Poland, Sergey Andreev, was hit with pink paint at an annual Victory Day occasion commemorating the top of World War II. According to Independent, protesters attacked Mr Andreev in entrance of the Soviet Solders’ Cemetery.
Footage extensively shared on social media exhibits pink paint being hurled from behind Mr Andreev earlier than a demonstrator beside him struck him within the face with the liquid. The ambassador is seen sustaining his composure regardless of dripping in paint. He then wipes away the liquid from his face however doesn’t reply to the protesters.
The Russian ambassador to Poland was attacked as he tried to put a wreath on the Soviet troopers’ cemetery in Warsaw. pic.twitter.com/FFtBzuRITW
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Independent reported that the activists additionally efficiently barred the envoy and different members of the Russian delegation from laying a wreath on the cemetery of Soviet troopers in Warsaw. The demonstrators, wearing white sheets splattered with faux blood symbolising the victims of Russia’s ongoing struggle in Ukraine, carried Ukrainian flags and chanted “fascist”. The Russian delegation was compelled to go away the world, accompanied by cops.
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This incident comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a speech marking the 77th anniversary of the triumph of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany in 1945 wherein he acknowledged that Russia’s army actions in Ukraine are a well timed and mandatory response to Western insurance policies. Mr Putin stated that defending the “Motherland” when its destiny is being determined has at all times been sacred.
Meanwhile, it’s to say that According to Independent, Poland has been on the forefront of serving to Ukraine, welcoming thousands and thousands of escaping residents making an attempt to flee Russian bombings. It has even criticised Russia for “genocidal” and “imperialist” actions in Ukraine. Russia, however, has reportedly accused Poland of being “the most evil and vulgar” critic of Moscow’s actions.