Video / The Russian ambassador to Poland is covered in blood red
Russia's ambassador to Poland, Sergey Andreev, was attacked during the annual Victory Day event, which commemorates the end of World War II. As Andreev was laying wreaths at the Soviet soldiers' cemetery in Warsaw, he was covered in red paint by several passers-by.
A video captured shortly after the incident shows Andreev's face covered and he as he tries to remove it from his eyes. Passers-by also verbally assaulted him, forcing him to leave the area immediately. The ambassador was accompanied by police officers.
The incident occurred as Russian President Vladimir Putin in his Victory Day speech before a military parade in Moscow's Red Square defended his invasion of Ukraine as the 'only proper solution', without mentioning the name of the neighboring country.