Sergei Andreev, completely covered in paint, shouted to the crowd that he was “proud” of his president, Vladimir Putin.
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Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergei Andreev was attacked in Warsaw on Monday after a group of people threw red paint at him.
Before the event, Andreev held Wreath at the tombstone of Soviet soldiers of Warsaw on the occasion of the Russian national holiday of Victory Day.
Despite the fact that the Russian embassy announced in the morning that it was renouncing any public acts outside its premises, the ambassador and a small contingent decided to visit the cemetery, following the recommendations of the Polish Foreign Ministry and the city’s mayor. .
was concentrated a group of people, some of them with Ukrainian flags, And upon identifying Andreev, one group broke away from the rest to put an end to their aggression.
The ambassador, completely covered with red paint thrown at him, shouted to the crowd that he was “proud” of his president, Vladimir PutinAnd after saying that “those regions do not belong to Ukraine” (referring to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions), he managed to make his way to the waiting car.
The Soviet Soldiers’ Cemetery occupies 19 hectares of Warsaw and was established to house the remains of more than 20,000 Red Army soldiers killed between 1944 and 1945, shortly after the end of World War II.
Since the war in Ukraine started, Anti-Russian sentiment intensifies in PolandThe country that remained in the orbit of Moscow from 1945 to 1989.
In front of diplomatic representations of Warsaw and Krakow, where there is a Russian consulate, graffiti against the invasion of Ukraine, banners and posters against a satirical Putin or directly depicted as Hitler.
Recently, the Warsaw City Council presented an artistic installation that authorizes a group of artists to paint 60 meters of pavement—including the murals in front of the Russian embassy.
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