Foreign Ministry calls attack on Consulate General in Lviv a terrorist act – RBK

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

(Photo: Konstantin Kokoshkin / Global Look Press)

Charge d’Affaires of Ukraine was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry in connection with the incident with the consulate general in Lvov, into which a Molotov cocktail was thrown. This is stated in the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry, published on the website of the department.

Last night an unknown person threw a Molotov cocktail into the building of the Consulate General. No harm done. On the fact of the incident, a criminal case was initiated under Art. 296 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (hooliganism).

The Foreign Ministry described the incident as a terrorist act. “It is obvious that such a blatant and unacceptable action was the result of whipping up Russophobic hysteria in Ukraine, inciting hatred and enmity towards the Russian Federation,” the diplomatic department stressed.

Molotov cocktail thrown into the fence of the Russian Consulate General in Lvov

Photo: RIA Novosti

The Russian Embassy in Ukraine sent a note of protest to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. The statement emphasizes that “this dangerous incident on the part of the Ukrainian authorities” is 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 the Russian Federation and Ukraine …


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