Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreev
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Russian ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreev was doused with red paint on Monday as he tried to lay a wreathe to commemorate Victory Day. The ambassador was attacked at the Soviet Soldiers Cemetery by pro-Ukrainian activists who surrounded Andreev’s entourage demanding that Russian President Vladimir Putin put an end to his invasion of Ukraine.

According to the New York Post, Andreev arrived at the event and was quickly surrounded by protesters. He was splattered with red paint that was thrown from behind followed by another protester who threw a wet blob of what appeared to be paint-filled balloons onto his face. While the ambassador tried to make his way through the throng of protesters to lay the wreathe, the group carried on chanting the words “fascist” and “murderer” while waving Ukrainian flags. The protesters wrapped themselves in red-paint smeared white sheets to symbolize the blood of Ukrainian citizens who suffered and lost their lives as a result of Russia’s attack.

Police managed to pluck the ambassador and his entourage from the mad crowd of protesters and reassured he was not harmed. Footage of the incident made its rounds all over the media but the Russian government is yet to release a statement on the incident. Anti-war protesters also demonstrated outside the Russian embassy in Warsaw on Sunday as it shows how the country continues to fight for stronger European Union sanctions on Russia since it attacked Ukraine. Poland has previously warned the Russian Embassy of a planned protest march to coincide with Victory Day.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova repeated the Kremlin’s fight against neo-Nazism in Ukraine as she posted on Telegram referring to the incident. “The admirers of neo-Nazism have again shown their faces,” she said

Meanwhile, Putin went on to push for his fight saying that Russia has always tried to find compromise solutions and cited how other countries completely had different plans.

During his celebratory speech on Victory Day, the Russian leader reiterated that the West left him no choice but to forge his campaign against Ukraine despite the huge loss of Russian troops. He elaborated on how the West supported military actions on Russian territories such as Crimea which was deemed as an unacceptable threat to Russia.

Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreev (L)
Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreev (L) gets in his car after being covered with red paint during a laying wreath ceremony at the Soviet soldier war mausoleum in Warsaw, Poland on May 9, 2022, on the day of the 77th anniversary of the 1945 Soviet victory against Nazi Germany. Photo by Wojtek Radwanski/AFP via Getty Images

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