Charge d’affaires of Sweden in the Russian Federation Tobias Lorentzon was January 12, summoned to the foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation, where he expressed strong protest due to the lack of reaction to the incidents taking place in the Russian diplomatic missions. On the website of the Russian foreign Ministry stated that a citizen of Sweden L. Kornyushin attacked their cars into the territory of the trade Mission and the Embassy. “MK” suggests that this person is a former native of Kharkov Leonid Karnushin who have served in the Swedish army.
The Embassy in Stockholm. Photo: Håkan Henriksson.
In comments to the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, posted on the Ministry website reported: “on 6 January this citizen broke on the car the barrier to the Parking lot, and then rammed the gate of the garage office and residential building of Trade representation. January 8, driving a truck, he damaged the main gate of the administrative building of the trade Mission. 10 Jan L. Karnushin illegally entered the territory of the Embassy and later that day he got hurt on the set on the territory of the trade Mission of surveillance equipment. After each such incident, L. Karnyushin was detained by Swedish police, which, however, he was released after a few hours.”
Portal “Swedish palm” at the time, published an interview with Leonid Carnosine who said that he moved in 1991 to Sweden from Kharkov together with my parents and sisters, and after graduating from high school in 1998, he went to serve in the Swedish army.
In the army Karnyushin was identified in the heavy transport Department, where he acquired the rights and was ruled by a “great car” Rullflak. After he crashed, he served as a truck driver in Central Stockholm in the horse compartment – K1. After the army Karnushin began to work in private freight transport firm. So perhaps this is the same man, which for some reason attacked the Russian mission.
By the way, that interview is interesting to read some of his education about the Swedish army: “the Food is lovely. Very large selection of meats and bakery products. Obligatory salads, milk, juices, beer. Sometimes buffet. Some of the soldiers for religious reasons do not eat meat, then they could order food from the products they liked more. Mobile phones – each soldier. You can just call the pizzeria and for himself ordered a pizza, but at their own expense. In Sweden very free army. The first three months you can even drive home that night almost every day.”