Ukraine-Russia conflict: Anti-Kremlin protesters attack Russian embassy in Kyiv – Reuters (video)

14:34 Sep. 17, 2016

Anti-Kremlin protesters attack Russian embassy in Kyiv – Reuters (video)

A protester throws fireworks against the Russian Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, early hours Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. (AP Photo)

They were demonstrating against Russia's Parliamentary elections in Ukraine, local media report

A group of unidentified anti-Russian protesters attack Moscow's embassy in Kiev during the night, whilst the building was empty. 

In a video, published by Reuters, the protesters launch firecrackers at the embassy.

Read also: Ukrainian Embassy in Moscow pelted with eggs and tomatoes (video)

According to Ukrainian news agencies, the demonstration was organized by approximately fifteen masked men.

They were holding anti-Russian placards.


A source at the embassy told Interfax, that the protesters had been able to leave the site freely. ‘Local police didn't detain them', the source said.

Initially Ukraine planned to open 4 polling stations for the Russian citizens that wanted to cast their vote, but later President Porosheko prohibited holding the elections in the country. Moscow, in turn, announced that its representative centers in Ukraine will be used to hold Russia's Parliamentary elections, despite Poroshenko's order. 

The elections are scheduled for Sunday, September 18. 

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