“By a lucky coincidence, the fire was prevented. The extremists tore the Russian national flag and chanted extremist slogans. Despite the presence of numerous police officers, instigators and perpetrators of illegal actions were not detained. In this regard, the Russian Foreign Ministry sent a note of protest to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry," Zakharova said in a statement.
On 14 March, extremists from the Ukrainian battalions Azov, and Right Sector [a Ukrainian nationalist radical movement, banned in Russia] and other radical organisations carried out a new provocation against the Russian embassy in Kiev. Flares were launched at the embassy building. One of them hit the roof of the building.