“On March 17, Charge d'Affaires of Ukraine in the Russian Federation V.I.

Pokotilo, to whom a strong protest was expressed in connection with the provocative action that took place in Kiev on March 16 against the diplomats of the Russian Embassy in Ukraine, ”the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry says.

As noted, posters with photographs of the diplomats of the embassy and offensive comments were posted near the building of the embassy and the places of residence of its employees.

Damage was also inflicted on four official vehicles of the Russian diplomatic mission, which were parked in the city.

“The Ukrainian diplomat was told that the Russian side considers this provocation as another gross violation by Ukraine of the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961,” the Foreign Ministry said.

The Russian Embassy in Kiev sent a note of protest to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry in connection with this incident.