Molotov cocktail at the Russian consulate in Ukraine


Russia’s foreign ministry said Friday that a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the Russian consulate in the Ukrainian city of Lviv and that it had formally protested the attack, which it described as a “terrorist act”.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the “terrorist act” against the Russian consulate in Lvov (as the Russians call the city) was a result of incitement to hatred and hostility towards Russia in Ukraine.

The same statement said that the Russian embassy in Kiev issued a note of protest to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, demanding the strengthening of security measures at the consulate in Lvov.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has summoned a Ukrainian official and apologized to the Ukrainian authorities.

Ukrainian police in Lviv said they had launched an investigation into the incident, which they described as “hooliganism”.  

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