Red paint thrown at Polish embassy in Moscow

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MOSCOW — Unknown assailants on Wednesday threw red paint at the Polish embassy in Moscow as Russia demanded a formal apology from Warsaw over what it said was an “egregious” attack on its envoy.اضافة اعلان

On Monday, the Russian ambassador to Poland was splattered with a red substance by pro-Ukraine activists in Warsaw when he tried to lay a wreath to mark Victory Day. This year’s events took place as Moscow’s military campaign in Ukraine enters its third month.

On Wednesday, the Russian foreign ministry summoned Poland’s ambassador Krzysztof Krajewski over the “egregious” attack and demanded an “official apology” from the country’s leadership.

“A decision on further steps will be made depending on Warsaw’s reaction to our demands,” the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.

The same day, red paint was thrown at the building housing the Polish embassy in Moscow.

“Mr Ambassador Krzysztof Krajewski confirmed that such an incident occurred,” Poland’s foreign ministry spokesman Lukasz Jasina told Polish news agency PAP. He added that the ambassador was waiting for the police to arrive.

Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz told reporters in Washington that if paint was indeed thrown at the Polish embassy then Poland expected Russia to clarify the matter and find the perpetrators.

Poland’s Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau on Monday called the spraying of the Russian ambassador with a red substance an incident that should not have happened.

Poland has accepted hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighboring Ukraine since President Vladimir Putin sent troops into the pro-Western country on February 24.

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