The Russian ambassador in Warsaw, Sergei Andreev, was unable to lay flowers at the memorial cemetery of Soviet soldiers, as people who had gathered there blocked his path. The published video shows how Andreev, with a St. George ribbon on his jacket, is surrounded by a crowd, in the background you can hear the cries of “Rashists”.
The ambassador was forced to leave the cemetery. He later told RIA Novosti that he was not injured.
On May 9 last year, Andreev was splashed with paint when he came to lay flowers at a Warsaw cemetery where Soviet soldiers who died during World War II are buried.
In April of this year, this episode was mentioned by the former children's ombudsman Pavel Astakhov, discussing Poland's policy on the Russia 1 TV channel. unfriendly manifestations” are within the framework of international law. On May 5, it became known that Russian Ambassador Andreev was summoned to the Polish Foreign Ministry and handed him a note of protest because of Astakhov's statements.