The Russian Embassy in Seoul condemned a cartoon of the terrorist attack at Crocus City Hall published in a local newspaper. The diplomatic mission called the publication blasphemous and suggested that the editors would try to “hide behind the principle of freedom of speech” “We are shocked and deeply outraged by the publication by the South Korean English-language newspaper The Korea Herald in its March 27 issue of a cartoon insulting the memory of the victims of a heinous terrorist attack,” the statement said.