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Russia protests attack on consulate in Ukrainian city

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Russia protests attack on consulate in Ukrainian city

Moscow, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry today summoned Ukraine's interim charge d'affaires in this country to present an energetic protest for the terrorist act against the Russian Consulate General in the city of Lvov.
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On Friday night, an unknown person threw a bottle of flammable liquid into the enclosure of the General Consulate of Russia in Lvov, the Police of that city reported.

According to local authorities, a preliminary investigation is being carried out, while law enforcement officers establish the circumstances of the incident and the identity of the aggressor involved in the incident.

The Russian Foreign Ministry demanded that the Kiev representative in Moscow comply with international legal obligations to guarantee security and create adequate conditions for the normal functioning of diplomatic and consular missions.

According to the statement, Russia hopes that the Ukrainian authorities will take steps to identify and prosecute the culprits and provide guarantees that such incidents are not repeated.

“We also expect an apology for Kiev’s failure to comply with its obligations to ensure adequate security of the Russian consular institution,” the text said.

The statement underlines that “this dangerous incident” constitutes a direct violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, Including Diplomatic Agents, and the Consular Convention between Russia and Ukraine. .

The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that it is obvious that such a flagrant and unacceptable action was the result of the increase in Russophobic hysteria in Ukraine, fostered by hatred and hostility towards this country.

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