With camera: Russian ambassador attacked with red paint in Poland
Russian Polish Ambassador Sergei Andreev was struck with red paint at the annual Victory Day event to commemorate the end of World War II. Protesters attacked Andreev in front of the Soviet soldiers’ cemetery, according to the independents.
Widely shared footage on social media shows that red paint is being thrown from behind Mr. Andreev. The ambassador can be seen keeping his composure despite the dripping paint. He then wipes the liquid off his face, but does not react to the protesters.
Independents reported that activists had successfully banned envoys and other members of the Russian delegation from offering garlands to the graveyards of Soviet soldiers in Warsaw. Dressed in fake blood-splattered white sheets, symbolizing the victims of the ongoing Russian war in Ukraine, the demonstrators raised the Ukrainian flag and chanted “fascists.” Russian delegations were forced to leave the area with police officers.