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    Shelling of Polish Consulate in Ukraine’s Lutsk ‘Provocation’- Kiev

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    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin condemned overnight shelling of the Polish Consulate General in the Ukrainian city of Lutsk, saying that the incident was a "provocation" aimed at undermining friendly bilateral relations between Kiev and Warsaw.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — The Polish Consulate General in the northwestern Ukrainian city was shelled by unidentified attackers, no injuries were reported, though the consulate’s building was damaged, according to the diplomatic mission.

    "I am indignant by this provocation against the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk. This a low act of those against our friendship with RP [Republic of Poland]. We are doing everything that is necessary to punish those responsible," Klimkin wrote on Twitter.

    ​The Polish Foreign Ministry summoned Andrii Deshchytsia, Ukraine’s ambassador to Poland in response to the incident on Wednesday, according to the Polish Consulate General’s statement.

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