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 "Undoubtedly, it's Russia," - Ukraine's ambassador Deshchytsia on Polish consulate attack

Ukrainian Ambassador to Poland Andrii Deshchytsia has called the RPG attack on the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk an offensive against Ukraine-Poland ties.

Deshchytsia said Russia was certainly behind the shooting in Lutsk. He announced this to journalists upon arriving at the Polish Foreign Ministry, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

"This is a physical attack on the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk, but at the same time it is an offensive against Ukrainian-Polish relations, which are developing very well. Apparently, they thought the attacks on monuments were not enough. It did not help put Ukrainians at odds with Poles, and now we have another stage of attacks on consulates, diplomatic relations," the ambassador said.

Read more: Polish Consulates General in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa and Vinnytsia closed after Lutsk attack

According to him, a probe into the incident has been launched.

"The parties that are not interested in good Ukrainian-Poland relations are behind the attack. Undoubtedly, this is Russia," Deshchytsia concluded.

As previously reported, the building of the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk was attacked on the night of March 29. Deputy Consul Krzysztof Sawicki said it was a terrorist attack. Fragments of an RPG grenade were found at the scene. Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin called the incident "a vile provocation" and said the criminals must be punished. President of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance Volodymyr Viatrovych said the provocations against Polish-Ukrainian relationship are entering a new, much more dangerous phase.

Foreign Ministry of Poland has summoned Ukraine's Ambassador Andrii Deshchytsia in connection with the incident in Lutsk and is to send a protest note to Kyiv. Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) said the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk came under grenade launcher fire. A terrorist attack is named among the scenarios behind the incident. SBU said the Russian Federation is the only actor interested in provocations against Poland in Ukraine.
 
 
 
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