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Russian Diplomat Smattered with Blood-Red Paint During WWII Ceremony

The following article, Russian Diplomat Smattered with Blood-Red Paint During WWII Ceremony, was first published on Flag And Cross.

The world is turning on Russia, and quickly.

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has quickly turned into a genocide, as stated by more than just the Ukrainians themselves.  Add countless other war crimes to the list, and it’s beginning to look as though Moscow won’t be a part of the international community for the foreseeable future, barring the untimely death of Putin himself.

To put a messy, blatant bow on this point, one Russian diplomat was smeared with blood-red paint in Poland at the beginning of the week, as he attempted to visit a World War II memorial ceremony. 

Ambassador Sergey Andreev arrived at the Soviet soldiers’ cemetery to lay flowers on Victory Day, which marks the defeat of Nazi Germany by the Allies. The major Russian patriotic holiday was celebrated with pomp in a parade at Red Square in Moscow.

As he arrived at the Soviet Military Cemetery in the Polish capital, Andreev was met by hundreds of activists opposed to Russia’s war in Ukraine. Red paint was thrown from behind at him before a protester standing beside him threw a big blob of it in his face.

The protesters carried Ukrainian flags and chanted “fascists” and “murderers” at him, while some were dressed in white sheets smeared with red, symbolizing the Ukrainian victims of Russia’s war. Other people in his entourage were also seen splattered with what appeared to be red paint.

Both Poland and Russia would go on to condemn the attack, but certainly under the understanding that much of the rest of the world was grinning slyly just out of sight.

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