Moment Russian ambassador is soaked in red paint by furious protesters
THIS is the moment fuming protesters hurled red paint at Russia’s ambassador to Poland amid Vladimir Putin’s slaughter of innocent Ukrainians.
Shocking footage shows ambassador Sergey Andreev looking stony-faced as red liquid resembling blood was splattered across his face during a visit to a World War Two memorial in Warsaw.
Stuck in the middle a chanting crowd, the official could be seen wiping the paint from his face as furious protesters waved Ukrainian flags at him.
It’s the second embarrassment Moscow has faced today after Putin had his victory parade humiliatingly hacked with a message telling Russians they had Ukrainian blood on their hands.
Ukraine and the West have repeatedly accused Russian forces of targeting civilians and war crimes, charges Moscow rejects.
Andreev was drenched in paint as he placed a wreath at the Memorial Cemetery-Mausoleum of Soviet Soldiers in the Polish capital after the Russian embassy scrapped plans for a Victory Day march.
The parade was ditched after the Polish foreign ministry refused to support proposals and “did not recommend” going ahead with them.
In an announcement on its website, the embassy noted concerns that the march would “allegedly be related to the Russian special operation in Ukraine and contradict the Criminal Code of Poland.”
The statement added: “The Embassy considers such an interpretation of our traditional ceremony on the occasion of Victory Day to be absurd and unfounded, but in the current situation we cannot count on the Polish authorities to ensure proper public order during it.”
It comes after Andreev last month accused the Polish authorities of seizing Russian diplomatic property in Warsaw.
The ambassador said the decrepit Communist-era apartment building became “occupied” by Polish authorities after Warsaw’s mayor, Rafal Trzaskowski, said it would be used to house Ukrainian refugees fleeing Putin’s bloody war.
Russia’s RIA news agency quoted Andreev as saying: “Bailiffs came to our diplomatic property at 100 Sobieskiego Street in Warsaw and ordered the transfer of the building to the Polish state treasury on behalf of Warsaw City Hall.
“Polish representatives cut off the locks to the gate and…have essentially occupied the facility.”
It comes after Putin’s annual Victory Day military parade on Red Square marking the defeat of Nazi Germany suffered an embarrassing hack.
The hack impacted online viewers of various channels transmitted by the MTS mobile operator, NTV Plus, Rostelecom and Wink.
A caption appeared on screens saying: “The blood of thousands of Ukrainians and hundreds of their children is on your hands. TV and the authorities lie. No to war.”
Putin spoke at the event – claiming the war in Ukraine had been necessary because the West was “preparing for the invasion of our land, including Crimea”.
But so far a widely anticipated declaration of all-out war on Ukraine has failed to materialise.
Putin had been hoping for a swift victory in the Ukraine war to celebrate today.
But the faltering invasion has encountered stiff resistance with thousands of Russian soldiers killed and huge amounts of hardware destroyed by the hero Ukrainians.
The Warsaw humiliation comes as 60 are feared dead after Putin’s troops bombed a school in Ukraine where survivors were sheltering.
Russian bombs were confirmed to have killed two people with nearly the whole village reportedly hiding in a school in Bilohorivka, eastern Ukraine, in the latest alleged war crime carried out by Putin’s troops.
Five kids were killed in a heartless Russian attack on a Ukrainian train station last month.
And a mum wept after hearing the heart-breaking news of her daughter who was allegedly brutally raped before being murdered by Kremlin troops.