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Bout of Russophobia in Kiev: radicals attacking Russian cultural center for 2 days

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Bout of Russophobia in Kiev: radicals attacking Russian cultural center for 2 days



Neo-Nazi grouping Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists broke widows and damaged doors of the Rossotrudnichestvo office in Kiev last Sunday, TASS reports. Outlaws threw eggs into the building and left insulting inscriptions on the walls. These actions were accompanied by aggressive anti-Russian logos shouted by extremists.

It was known long before that the campaign of radicals scheduled for April 18 was supposed to finish by setting the Russian Center of Culture and Science on fire. A police group was sent to the building, however it refused to protect the office and did not prevent aggressive behaviour of radicals.

After the destruction of the Rossotrudnichestvo office, the outlaws moved towards Alfa bank. They threw stones against the building. They attacked Sberbank as well. Around 300 people took part in the campaign.

Note that a day earlier, the Rossotrudnichestvo representative office in the capital of Ukraine was damaged by C14 nationalist grouping. They broke off the doors and left insulting inscriptions on the walls. Besides, they tore off the Russian flag and desecrated it. They did not injure the visitors of the center.

Nobody of the criminals was arrested.

Russian Embassy in Kiev sent a note of protest to the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the incidents. There has not been any official claims from the side of Ukraine so far.

The Embassy mentioned that all requests to Ukraine for punishing the radicals were left unattended. “Radicals are still behaving outrageously, feeling their impunity and being assured in the lack of actions by the police,” – the official statement of the Russian Embassy says.
Russia intends to address OCSE with a request to comment on the incident.

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