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Polish embassy in Moscow doused with red paint

A government official on Wednesday confirmed earlier reports that the Polish embassy in Moscow has been splashed with red paint.

Polish Foreign Ministry spokesman, Łukasz Jasina, said the ambassador had called in the police and was waiting for them at the embassy.

Earlier on Wednesday video material posted on social media showed unidentified people splashing the embassy building with red paint.

⚡️Embassy of #Poland in #Moscow doused with red paint. pic.twitter.com/vh987QwgXf

— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) May 11, 2022

Mr Jasina said that the ministry will make public any further developments.

The incident follows Monday events in Warsaw when the Russian ambassador to Poland, Sergey Andreyev had red paint thrown at him by protesters as he tried to lay wreaths at a Soviet war memorial to mark the anniversary of the so-called Soviet Army’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, (May 9).

Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz has said that Poland was awaiting explanations from Russia on the incident at the embassy.


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