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 "There is considerable evidence that it was Russia," - Kaczynski about attack on Polish consulate in Lutsk

Russia was likely behind the terrorist attack on the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk.

This opinion was expressed by Law and Justice (PiS) party leader Jaroslav Kaczynski on air of tvn24 TV channel, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

"Russia is likely to be behind this. There is considerable evidence while Ukrainians also point this out. The assumption that it was a Russian special operation is highly plausible. It is clear that another country has a hand in both Polish and Ukrainian organizations that may commit actions aimed at exacerbating the Ukrainian-Polish relations," Kaczynski said.

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The PiS leader suggested that the terrorist attack in Lutsk and the rally in Hriada village near the Polish border allegedly held by Poles who were actually hired protesters were parts of the same operation. Kaczynski stressed that it was necessary to demand that the Ukrainian side provided enhanced protection of the Polish diplomatic and consular missions and monuments. "We must do our best to prevent provocations and deterioration of the situation," the Polish politician said.

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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.

In a phone call between President Poroshenko and Andrzej Duda, the former offered engaging Polish investigators to further the establishment of those behind the incident.

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