As the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs said, the Polish authorities did not recommend the ambassador to participate on May 9 in the flower-laying ceremony at the cemetery where Soviet soldiers are buried. Kaminsky said that “the meeting of opponents of Russian aggression in Ukraine” was legal and he understands the emotions of Ukrainian women taking part in this manifestation.
On May 9, Andreev was doused with red paint when he went to lay flowers at the cemetery of Soviet soldiers, the audience also did not allow him to lay a wreath.
The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, commenting on the incident, said that the West has set a course for the “reincarnation of fascism.”
The Russian Embassy in Poland was forced to limit events on the occasion of Victory Day in Warsaw to a minimum after calls for protests up to and including physical violence. Andreev said that the diplomats decided not to take risks.
At the same time, the Polish Foreign Ministry and the Warsaw City Hall opposed holding commemorative events on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.