The Russian ambassador to Poland was bathed in red paint by protesters while honoring Soviet Union soldiers killed in World War II.
Crowds chanted “fascists” at Sergei Andreyev as they surrounded him after 10 weeks of brutal war in Ukraine.
Footage shows Mr Andreyev wiping paint from his eye after the attack on the mausoleum of Soviet soldiers in Warsaw.
Many protesters carried Ukrainian flags to show their support for the war-torn country after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that “evil has been reborn 77 years after the Nazi defeat in Europe”.
It’s a pivotal day for Vladimir Putin, who showcased the Kremlin’s military and nuclear prowess at his long-awaited Victory Day celebration – meant to commemorate the victory over Nazi Germany in 1945.
Addressing millions in a televised ceremony, he claimed he must invade Ukraine as the West “prepares to invade our country.”
“NATO is actively pursuing our territory. This is absolutely unacceptable for us,” he claimed.
“We are talking about neo-Nazis in Ukraine that the US and its partners are collaborating with.
“Ukraine receives the most modern weapons from NATO. The decision for this special military operation was forced and the only right decision.’
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https://metro.co.uk/2022/05/09/russian-ambassador-attacked-with-red-paint-by-crowd-shouting-fascist-16610395/ Red-painted Russian ambassador attacked by crowd shouting 'fascist'