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World Ukraine: Molotov cocktail attack against a Russian consulate, no wounded

23:50  24 december  2021
23:50  24 december  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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Moscow denounced a "terrorist act" while Kiev ensures that Putin wants to "destroy Ukraine"

le secrétaire du Conseil de sécurité national ukrainien Oleksiy Danilov le 24 décembre 2021. © AFP the Secretary of the National Security Council Ukrainian Oleksiy Danilov On December 24, 2021. Tensions - Moscow denounced a "terrorist act" while Kiev ensures that Putin wants to "destroy Ukraine"

no Christmas truce. Russia has denounced an attack on Friday with an incendiary gear against its consulate general in Lviv, in western Ukraine, an incident that has not been a victim but intervenes in full tensions between Moscow and Kiev .

"On December 24, at 2:30 am, the Consulate General of Russia in Lviv suffered a terrorist act. An unidentified person has thrown towards an entrance of the establishment a bottle with a flammable liquid that caught fire, "said Russian diplomacy in a statement.

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According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the incident did not make any wounded. The LVIV police said the Molotov cocktail had been thrown against the enclosure surrounding the consulate, without damaging the building, adding to an investigation for "hooliganism". "This scandalous and unacceptable act is the consequence of an exacerbation in Ukraine of Russophobic hysteria and hate incentives and hostility against Russia," affirmed Russian diplomacy.

Moscow adds that an acting representative of Kiev was summoned to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he was addressed to him "a strong protest" and required that Ukraine ensures the safety of Russian diplomatic staff. This incident occurs in full tensions between Ukraine and Russia, accused by Westerners to massage troops at the Ukrainian border for possible military intervention. The Kremlin firmly denies all bellicose will.

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"Putin wants to destroy Ukraine", accuses Kiev

relations between Kiev and Moscow have already been execrable since the annexation in 2014 by Russia of the Ukrainian Peninsula of Crimea and the beginning of a war between the Ukrainian troops and the Pro-Russian separatists.

The Russian President Vladimir "Putin wants to destroy Ukraine" and "restore the USSR", denounces the Secretary of the National Security Council Ukrainian Oleksiy Danilov at the pic of tension with Moscow, ensuring that this project is doomed to fail. For more than a month, the West has accused Russia for massaging about 100,000 soldiers at the Ukrainian border for military intervention and multiplies warnings in Kremlin, which denies any bellicose intention.

While Westerners threatened Moscow new punitive measures in case of attack, Kiev claims preventive sanctions and more weapons. "We provide weapons to defend yourself is the number one issue. Not ephemeral promises and sanctions, "said Danilov. "When our country will be destroyed, against who will you impose sanctions?

The manager warned Westerners against any arrangement with the Kremlin's approach to the negotiations, in January, between Moscow and Washington on security requirements of the Kremlin, which requires that Kiev never joined NATO. According to him, the Ukrainians will never accept agreements concluded "behind the back". "We are not Russia," he says. "So-called great leaders can not make us bend and decide in our place. »

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