In Parliament, threatened to break relations with Russia over attack on Embassy


The attack on the Embassy of Ukraine in Moscow could have serious consequences — in particular, it is fraught with the rupture of diplomatic relations, said the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Serhiy Sobolev in an interview with radio station “Moscow speaking”. “In fact, in such situations, stop diplomatic relations, it is a natural process,” he said.

At the same time, he called the attack on the Embassy of Ukraine, and prior to her attack on the Consulate General of Russia in Odessa “implications of household level” in the conflict of Russia and Ukraine. On the question of whether to continue the Ukrainian Embassy job, Sobolev said that the decision will be received by President Petro Poroshenko.

On Friday, June 10, a group of Ukrainian activists blocked the entrance to the building of the Consulate General of Russia in Odessa, thereby preventing to conduct on the territory of the Embassy reception in honor of Russia Day. They threw in the building of the Consulate with eggs, and mounted in front of the building two improvised gallows.

The Consul General Valery Katenkin told that the action was attended by “radicals” including members of the banned in Russia “Right sector” and housing “Azov”. The representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called the action “disgraceful incident.”

In the night of Saturday, June 11, at the Ukrainian Embassy in Leontief lane in Moscow hosted a reciprocal action: activists shouting anti-Ukrainian slogans, pelted the building with eggs and crackers. The action lasted about 20 minutes, it was attended, according to various estimates, from 100 to 200 people.

Detainees neither in the first nor in the second action was not.