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Russia demands Polish apology for red paint attack on ambassador

Russia said a decision on what ‘further steps will be taken’ against Poland depends on Warsaw’s response to the demands.

Russia has demanded a formal apology from Poland and threatened possible future reprisals after Moscow’s ambassador to Warsaw was doused with red paint by protesters.

Russian ambassador Sergey Andreev was jostled, heckled and splattered with red paint by people protesting against Russia’s war in Ukraine when he attempted to place flowers at the Soviet Military Cemetery in Warsaw on Monday.

Video clips posted to social media showed the ambassador being surrounded and splashed in the face with paint at the event to mark Victory Day – the Russian holiday marking the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945.

Polish police later helped the ambassador to leave the scene safely.

“Russia expects an official apology from the Polish leadership in connection with the incident and demands the safety of the Russian ambassador and

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