In the night of Saturday the former Railway district Committee of the Communist party of the USSR, where is the Russian Embassy in Ukraine, was attacked by two dozen “politically indifferent”. First through the high metal fence threw a smoke bomb, then in the direction of the main entrance to the building began to shoot from the firing sets.
The Windows in the diplomatic missions from the evening were battened down, for this reason, firecrackers and fireworks do not get inside and caused the fire.
That the attackers were not “bystanders”, and had political objectives, the evidence deployed during the attack a poster that Russians are not welcome here, supposedly, today – and tomorrow – grads. The last sentence gives reason to link the attack with the upcoming September 18 elections to the state Duma, which on the territory of Ukraine, including in Kiev, in the famous building on Vozduhoflotsky prospect.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said, despite transferred to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia “legal justification” impossibility of tomorrow’s vote in Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa and Lviv, the consular offices in those cities of Ukraine is ready to ensure the process of expression of Russian citizens. The Ukrainian authorities must ensure the security of functioning on its territory of diplomatic missions of Russia; about any prohibition of voting on the territory of diplomatic missions can not be considered.
The Ukrainian leaders continue to insist elections in the state Duma on 18 September “illegal” because the vote will be conducted, including in the Crimea.
A night attack on the Russian Embassy on the websites of national police of Ukraine or GU of national police in the city of Kiev is not mentioned. Staff dipuchrezhdeniya, watching the night attack from the besieged building, not noticed near the Embassy a single police car.
Responsibility for the attack on the Embassy on the night of September 17 took on a little-known youth organization “Sich” (translated from Ukrainian – “to cut”). Under this brand morzhno imply as Sich, and woodland. The latter, acting in the forests of North-Western Ukraine under the Nazi regime, participated in the Volyn massacre, which the Sejm of Poland not so long ago recognized the “genocide of poles”.
Tomorrow’s elections in the state Duma, according to the head of the Ukrainian government, on the territory of Ukraine will be protected by the law enforcement officers “normally”. “Ukraine is a very civilized state, we will do so, as stipulated by international law,” – said Groisman during a briefing at the 13th annual meeting of the Yalta European strategy YES.
In Kiev, according to Vladimir Borisovich, “the order is maintained regardless of what day of the week.”
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