: Circumstances of overnight attack on Ukrainian Embassy in Moscow revealed

16:24 Jun. 11, 2016

Circumstances of overnight attack on Ukrainian Embassy in Moscow revealed

Embassy of Ukraine in Moscow (Photo by Anastasiya Lvova/Wikimedia)

Russian police did not interfere as the building was pelted with eggs

No diplomatic staff were injured in the overnight attack on Ukraine's Embassy in Moscow.

"The provocateurs came in an organized group, they lit firecrackers, pelted the building with eggs and then went away," an embassy officer told Ukrainian journalists.

He added that the attackers were shouting anti-Ukrainian slogans, and the police did not interfere with the events.

The incident involving about 200 of young men took place head of Sunday's Russia Day.

On June 10 a similar rally took place in Ukraine's southern city of Odesa, where the activists picketed Russia's Consulate General building.

 

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