Russian Ambassador Sergei Andreev faced protests, protesters stopped the Russian delegation from laying a wreath at the memorial of Soviet soldiers in Warsaw
The Victory Day Parade was held on Monday in Moscow, the capital of Russia. It is organized in the memory of the victory of Russia (then Soviet Union) over Germany in 1945. A similar event was also taking place in Poland, but Russian ambassador Sergey Andreev was attacked there. Someone threw red paint at the Russian ambassador, which fell directly on his face. Protesters block a Russian delegation from laying a wreath at the Soviet soldiers’ memorial in Warsaw. He had to return from there amid heavy protests and sloganeering.
According to reports, red paint was hurled at Sergei Andreev, the Russian ambassador to Poland, during the annual Victory Day celebrations to mark the end of World War II. This incident happened near the grave of Soviet soldiers killed in the war. In the viral footage on social media, it is seen that paint was thrown at Andreev from behind, which was seen dripping like blood from his face.
The Russian ambassador to Poland was attacked as he tried to lay a wreath at the Soviet soldiers’ cemetery in Warsaw. pic.twitter.com/FFtBzuRITW
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However, despite this incident, the ambassador exercised complete restraint and was seen wiping the paint. But he did not say anything to the protesters. According to The Independent, the demonstrators were also smearing fake blood on their white robes as a symbol of the loss of life and property in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The protesters were carrying Ukrainian flags and chanting fascist slogans. The Russian delegation had to return from there amidst police protection. The incident came to light after a speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 1945 to mark the 77th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany. Putin said in the speech that Russia’s military action in Ukraine was a timely response to Western policies. Putin said that when the fate of the “homeland” is being decided, it is always sacred to protect it.
According to The Independent, it is noteworthy that Poland has been at the forefront of helping Ukraine. Poland welcomes millions of Ukrainians fleeing Russian bombings. It has also criticized Russia for its “genocide” and “imperialist” actions in Ukraine. Russia, on the other hand, has reportedly accused Poland of being the “worst and vulgar” critic of Moscow’s actions.
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