May 24, 2022
Ahenfo Radio Denmark

‘Fascist murderer’: Russian envoy to Poland doused in red paint

Protesters in Poland have thrown red paint on Russia’s ambassador in protest against the war in Ukraine.

The incident on Monday occurred at a Warsaw cemetery dedicated to Red Army soldiers who died during World War II.

Ambassador Sergey Andreev arrived at the Soviet soldiers’ cemetery to lay flowers on Victory Day, which marks the defeat of Nazi Germany 77 years ago.

As he arrived at the Soviet Soldiers Cemetery in the Polish capital, Andreev was met by hundreds of activists opposed to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Video footage shows red paint being thrown from behind Andreev before a protester standing beside him throws a big blob into his face.

The protesters prevented the ambassador and others from laying flowers at the cemetery.

The protesters carried Ukrainian flags and chanted “fascist” and “murderer”, while some were dressed in white sheets smeared in red, symbolising Ukrainian victims of the war launched in February by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Other people in his entourage were also splattered.

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