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Charge d’Affaires summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry on March 17 Of Ukraine in the Russian Federation V.I. Pokotilo, to whom a strong protest was expressed in connection with the provocative action against diplomats that took place in Kiev on March 16 Embassy of Russia in Ukraine.

Posters with photographs of the Embassy’s diplomats and offensive comments were posted near the building of the Embassy and the places of residence of its employees. Damage was also inflicted on four official vehicles of the Russian diplomatic mission, which were parked in the city.

The Ukrainian diplomat was told that the Russian side considers this provocation as another gross violation. Ukraine provisions Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961, which contain the obligation of the receiving party to prevent any disturbance to the peace of diplomatic missions or insult their dignity, to provide guarantees of security, immunity and respect for the diplomatic agent.

They demanded that the Ukrainian side take urgent measures to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice, as well as prevent such actions in the future and provide conditions for the personal safety and immunity of Russian diplomats at Ukraine.

Embassy of Russia in Kiev sent a note of protest to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in connection with this incident.

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