The state Department for a three-day delay was reported in the press about the need to respect the Vienna Convention, which guarantees the safety of diplomats. So the U.S. responded to the attack on the Russian diplomatic mission in Ukraine. Immediately after condemning aggressive actions were made by the Ukrainian foreign Ministry. Experts believe that Washington “saves the face” of the Kiev authorities. But with the apparent support Savchenko formal statements seem hypocritical.
Three days after the Ukrainian radicals attacks on the diplomatic mission of Russia in Kiev, Odessa and Lviv (and, not the first attack over the past week) to the excesses of the nationalists reacted to the U.S. state Department. Ukraine needs to act in accordance with the Vienna Convention on the protection of diplomatic and consular missions, reminded the Kiev state Department spokesman John Kirby.
“Who-who, and the US certainly are not afraid of Ukrainian radicals”
He said that Washington had seen reports about the “protests with violence around the Russian diplomatic missions in Ukraine, and also around the Ukrainian representative offices in Russia.”
Note that the rally in Moscow in support of the trial of Nadezhda Savchenko serious accidents, and especially “violence” never happened. While the participants of the Kyiv rally in support Savchenko, (accused of involvement in the death of Russian journalists), pelted the Russian Embassy with bottles of iodine. On the same day during the rally in Lviv, the extra fractional Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, in the recent past, the centurion of “self-defense Maidan” Vladimir Parasyuk broke from the building of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation the Russian flag, which is then burned.
On the night of Sunday, unknown gunmen attacked the building of the Russian Embassy in Kiev. According to the guards, to the building came about desat people who were dressed in dark clothing and holding torches. The unknown began to hit parked cars, damaging three vehicles. The Embassy guard was forced to make several shots in the air to scare off bullies. On the same day in Kiev radicals pelted the building of the Russian Embassy with stones, breaking Windows and security cameras, as well as eggs. In addition, it was reported that on the gate of the Embassy established the Ukrainian flag.
On the night of Thursday the group of radicals threw bottles with “Molotov cocktail”, the Central entrance to the building of the Russian Embassy in Kiev. It is significant that several hours later, police in the Ukrainian capital, reporting the criminal charges of intentional destruction of property, released the three people involved in the incident.
The Russian side has sent to Kiev a note of protest with the provocative antics of the extremists. Prior to this, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow intends to demand from Kiev compensation of damage caused to the Russian diplomatic missions.
“They themselves made and supported”
The foreign Ministry of Ukraine does not hurry with condemnation of the attack on the Russian diplomatic mission in their country. The corresponding statement was made only the day before, almost simultaneously with the presentation by partners from the American state Department. In office, Pavlo Klimkin referred to condemning the statement of the Ukrainian interior Ministry (which is also clearly not in a hurry), and pledged to “devotion to our state’s international legal obligations.”
And in the spirit of the statements of John Kirby, the Ukrainian foreign Ministry urged “the Russian Federation to ensure full protection of diplomatic and consular institutions of Ukraine on its territory and to prevent illegal actions against members and property of our state”. Again recall that during the actions at the Ukrainian representative office in Moscow, is no “misconduct” was observed.