On Saturday, in the Ukrainian capital a few dozen people came to the Embassy of the Russian Federation. They brought tires and blocked exit from the embassy building. Later, the activists threw eggs filled with green paint, at façade of the building, smeared with green paint embassy’s cars and punctured tires.
The building was pelted with smoke bombs and firecrackers, almost all the windows were broken. Meanwhile Kiev police reported that “there were no global disturbances,” law enforcers urged protesters to order, recording all their actions and promising to give a legal assessment.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addressed the OSCE Chairman Didier Burkhalter asking employ the capacity of the organization to prevent provocations against Russian Embassy in Kiev, said Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement.
“On June 14, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov addressed the OSCE Chairman Didier Burkhalter urging them to use all available opportunities of the organization in order to prevent further provocations against Russian Embassy in Ukraine,” – said in a statement.
Burkhalter in his turn assured Lavrov that he will immediately take up the matter, Foreign Ministry added.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation expressed extreme resentment at the provocations of the “fascist youth” against the Russian Embassy in Ukraine, said the Russian Foreign Office on Saturday. “The Russian side is extremely indignant at provocative actions of fascist youth in Kiev against the Russian Embassy in Ukraine,” said the Foreign Ministry in a statement.
“With the irresponsible connivance of Ukrainian authorities attack on the building of the Russian diplomatic mission and desecration of the flag of the Russian Federation were implemented,” cites RIA Novosti the Foreign Ministry.
Picketers outside of the Russian embassy in Kiev on Saturday evening started throwing smoke-puff charges at the building. An Interfax correspondent reports that they continue smashing the diplomats’ cars and throwing eggs, car parts and stones at the embassy. Several windows have been broken.
According to Interfax, Maidan self-defense activists have joined the picketers. In addition to smoke-puff charges they are using smoke pellets. The attachment of the Ukrainian flag to the fence near the entrance to the embassy aroused a stormy reaction from the crowd.