Protesters throwing liquids at diplomats “understandable,” says Home Minister
Polish Interior Minister Mariusk Kaminski said pro-Ukrainian protesters who threw red liquid at Russia’s ambassador to Warsaw, Sergei Andreyev, had legitimate reasons to be angry.
Andreyev was attacked on Monday as Russia celebrated its victory over Nazi Germany and its allies in Europe, while giving flowers in honor of fallen Red Army soldiers.
“The gathering of opponents of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, where genocide is committed every day, was legitimate.” Kaminsky wrote on Twitter. “The sentiments of Ukrainian women who took part in the protests and whose husbands are fighting bravely to defend their homeland are understandable.”
The minister confirmed that Polish authorities had warned Russian diplomats not to take part in the traditional wreath-laying ceremony on Victory Day.
Ambassador Sergei Andreyev was attacked by protesters protesting Russia’s military operation in Ukraine. He later said the liquid was syrup and he was unharmed. Moscow has strongly condemned the incident, claiming that Poland would arrange a new wreath-laying ceremony and ensure security there.
Meanwhile, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau told reporters that the attack had taken place “Sad in every way” And “An event that shouldn’t have happened.”
“Diplomats enjoy special protection regardless of the policy pursued by the governments they represent.” Rau Dr.
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