Skip to comments.Protesters turn over Russian diplomatsí cars, drag down flag at embassy in Kiev
Posted on 06/14/2014 11:18:09 AM PDT by McGruff
Some 200 Ukrainian protesters rallying at the Russian embassy in Kiev have overturned several diplomatic cars, piled up tires to block the entry and thrown eggs and paint at the building. Police stood idly by as the anti-Moscow crowd blockaded the site.
The rally, which on Saturday started as a small picket in protest against the Russian governments alleged involvement in the Ukrainian crisis, has attracted dozens of people and as many journalists.
Protesters have started breaking pavement and hurling rocks at the embassys windows, ITAR-TASS reports.
Press-attaché of the Russian diplomatic mission to Ukraine, Oleg Grishin, confirmed to RT that the overturned vehicles belong to embassy staff. Police have attempted to talk to protesters, but refrained from detaining any of them, he said.
Security is provided by the Ukrainian side. They do not prevent the damage being caused to property of the Russian diplomatic mission and to the facade [of the building], Grishin told RT over the phone.
The embassy has been effectively blocked by protesters cars placed at the entrance, as well as by heaps of tires, Grishin said.
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It’s been ugly for months. If Russia is giving tanks to pro-Russian thugs then it is FUGLY already.
It’s not ugly until you annex a portion of a sovereign nation. Oh, wait . . . .
Gee, I can’t imagine why the Ukrainians would be so upset at Russia. /s
These Right Sector (Nazi) folks like to burn down buildings. Sometimes with people trapped inside.
Oh those poor innocent Russians who are absolutely blameless.
There are still many people alive in Ukraine who remember what living in the USSR was like. They *know* it’s worth a fight.
this could get out of control fast-—The war everyone feared might just happen after all.
It couldn’t possibly have anything to do with the Russians kidnapping trains and buses loaded with Ukrainian children and Ukrainian children orphaned by the Russians killing their parents.
Only if someone comes to Ukraine’s aid, and there’s no way it’s going to be the USA or Europe. Who’s left? China? Saudi Arabia?
Delegation from protesters, press enters Russian embassy in #Kiev
The US condemns the attack on the embassy of the Russian Federation in Kiev and calls on the Ukrainian government to fulfill its obligations under the Vienna convention to ensure the necessary security measures, US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, as quoted by RIA Novosti.
Night has fallen but crowds still pretty big.
As night fell in Kiev, calls for storming and torching the embassy grew louder. Activists of the Right Sector and Maidan self-defense decided to pick four civil society delegates and four media representatives to be sent to the embassy for negotiations.
The EMBASSY of RUSSIA want to burn?! READY MOLOTOV COCKTAILS!
Fire truck came to help #russian officials to leave Russian embassy with peace