A strong protest against Poland will not be the only countermeasure in response to the incident during the flower-laying ceremony for Russian Ambassador Sergei Andreev in Warsaw. This was stated by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on May 10 during a briefing.
Detailed measures will be announced only after a detailed interdepartmental study, Zakharova noted. She also stressed that this study has started.
“At the same time, we have repeatedly said that everything that we see from official Warsaw, and this is not only the fact of the seizure of the school, but in general an aggressive anti-Russian policy, will be given a very tough answer,” noted in department.
She also added that similar information was brought to the attention of the Polish Ambassador to the Russian Federation Krzysztof Krajewski. Befriend Eagles: Poland in the focus of American influence in Europe Warsaw wants to shape a new reality of European geopolitics
The incident occurred on May 9th. An aggressive crowd blocked Andreev’s path. Due to the hostile behavior of the audience, the ambassador was unable to lay a wreath at the cemetery of Soviet soldiers and had to leave the memorial. However, the diplomat did not succumb to pressure and did not remove the St. George ribbon.
Immediately after the incident, Andreev told reporters that he was not injured due to the actions of the crowd. However, he called the incident an outrage and a violation of public order.
A day earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry had already mentioned that Russia would respond decisively to such a provocation against a Russian diplomat. At the same time, the ministry added that Moscow considers the disruption of the ceremony on the occasion of Victory Day as another unfriendly manifestation on the part of Warsaw.
And this is not the only case when the Russian ambassador was attacked in Poland. On May 9, 2022, Andreev was doused with paint while laying flowers at the memorial cemetery.