The Russian consulate in the Western Ukrainian city of Lvov reported that an unknown attacker threw a Molotov cocktail at its entrance on Friday. Russia’s Foreign Ministry has called it a planned terror act.
The bottle containing a flammable liquid started a fire and jeopardized the security of the diplomatic mission, adding that this dangerous incident was an outright violation of the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
It is clear that this outrageous and unacceptable act has become a result of stirring up fabricated Russophobic hysteria in Ukraine and incitement to hatred against the Russian Federation.
The consulate then demanded that Ukrainian authorities enhance its security. The Russian Foreign Ministry also summoned Ukraine’s temporary charge d’affaires and lodged a note of protest over the incident.
The Ukrainian police said that a probe had been launched into the incident, which resulted in no injuries and no property damage. The police have classified the incident as hooliganism.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2021.