Demonstrators pour the blood of the Russian ambassador in Poland in red
Moscow Ambassador Sergei Andreev traveled to Warsaw to honor Soviet soldiers who died in World War II with flowers. Hundreds of protesters confronted him there, spraying him with red paint and insulting him with a murderer and fascist.
DrDemonstrators against the Russian war in Ukraine smeared red paint on Moscow’s ambassador to Poland. Sergei Andreev wanted to honor Soviet soldiers killed in World War II with flowers in Warsaw on Monday, but faced hundreds of protesters who waved Ukrainian flags and accused him of being a murderer and fascist.
Video footage showed the diplomat being painted from behind and a protester smearing each other’s face. Andreev’s companions also got paint.
Some protesters were wrapped in a white sheet smeared with red paint, symbolizing the Ukrainian victims of the Russian invasion. Andreev and his entourage did not arrive at the memorial as they wanted to celebrate the 77th anniversary of Germany’s surrender in World War II. The police helped them leave the cemetery, where more than 20,000 Soviet soldiers were buried.
Demonstrations against Russian aggression were also organized in front of the Russian embassy in Warsaw. Activists used a tractor to pull a tank from in front of the building and park it there, reminiscent of popular photos online of Ukrainian farmers pulling stuck tanks from the invading Russian army due to a lack of fuel.
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