Russian ambassador to Poland strike with purple paint

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russia’s ambassador to Poland was splattered by pink paint thrown at him by protesters opposed to the war in Ukraine, blocking him from paying respects on Monday at a Warsaw cemetery to Crimson Army soldiers who died during World War II.Ambassador Sergey Andreev arrived at the Soviet troopers cemetery to lay flowers on Victory Working day, which marks the defeat of Nazi Germany by the Allies. The vacation was celebrated with pomp in a parade at Purple Sq. in Moscow.As he arrived at the Soviet Soldiers Cemetery in the Polish cash, Andreev was satisfied by hundreds of activists opposed to Russia’s war in Ukraine.Video clip footage exhibits purple paint becoming thrown from driving Andreev in advance of a protester standing beside him throws a significant blob of it in his face.The protesters prevented the ambassador and many others from laying their flowers at the cemetery.The protesters carried Ukrainian flags and chanted “fascist” and “murderer” at him, while some ended up dressed in white sheets smeared with blood, symbolizing the Ukrainian victims of Russia’s war. Other individuals in his entourage ended up also witnessed splattered with what appeared to be red paint.Police arrived at the scene to help the ambassador and other members of his delegation get absent.Protesters also marched in Warsaw to protest the war, bringing a tank on a tractor and parking it in entrance of the Russian Embassy on Sunday night. Given that the war began on Feb. 24, photographs of Ukrainian tractors hauling off Russian tanks have been symbols of Ukrainian resistance.The Soviet cemetery is established amid a large park on the route linking downtown to the worldwide airport. It is the closing resting spot of much more than 20,000 Red Military soldiers who perished battling while serving to to defeat Nazi Germany.Though Poland has removed some monuments to the Crimson Army in the yrs right after it threw off Moscow-backed communist rule, it has allowed the cemetery to keep on being undisturbed.___Adhere to the AP’s coverage of the war at