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”.