15:18 GMT +317 July 2019
Listen Live
    Aggression against Russian diplomatic missions in Ukraine

    Russian Embassy in Kiev Reportedly Attacked Ahead of State Duma Elections

    © Sputnik / Stringer
    Get short URL

    Unknown individuals have attacked the Russian Embassy in Kiev with firecrackers, one day ahead of the Russian parliamentary elections, local media report.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The incident occurred at around 01:00 local time on Saturday (22:00 GMT on Friday), when about 20 individuals set off firecrackers and fireworks near the embassy building and then fled the scene, a Strana correspondent reports.

    The embassy building did not sustain any visible damage, according to Ukrainian media reports.

    On Sunday, polling stations are expected to open at the Russian embassy in Kiev, despite Ukrainian authorities having banned voting in the Russian parliamentary elections on the territory of Ukraine.

    On September 18, Russian nationals will elect the Russian parliament's lower chamber of 450 seats. Half of the lawmakers will be elected from the party lists, while another 225 seats are contested in a single-member constituency race.


    Court Hearings on Ukraine-Russia Gas Dispute to Take Place Next Week - Naftogaz
    The Tragic Fate of Ukraine's Antonov, Once a Legendary Name in Aeronautics
    Ukrainian President Poroshenko Says to Meet With Obama Next Week at UN GA
    embassy, attack, Kiev, Ukraine, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik