A spokesperson for Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported that on Friday, Russia’s ambassador was called to appear and given a formal note of protest.
Poland summons Russia’s ambassador
According to Łukasz Jasina, a spokesperson for Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Andreev, Russia’s ambassador to Poland, was summoned to the ministry on Friday. During the meeting, he was presented with a formal note of protest regarding the recent call made by Russian politician Pavel Astakhov for “the murder of the Polish ambassador.”
As of April 29th, the authorities in Warsaw have reportedly seized control of a secondary school building claimed by the Russian embassy in Poland. The move comes following a court ruling which determined that the building had been illegally occupied and did not have diplomatic status. Both the Polish government and Warsaw’s City Hall had previously confirmed the building’s status, leading to its takeover by local authorities.
Russian official accuses Poland of violating Vienna Convention over the ambassador’s treatment
Pavel Astakhov, a Russian politician, appeared on a television program hosted by Vladimir Solovyov on Sunday, just one day after a recent incident. During the program, Astakhov accused Polish authorities of violating the Vienna Convention and referenced Poland’s ambassador to Russia.
During a televised program hosted by Vladimir Solovyov on Sunday, Russian politician Pavel Astakhov made a concerning statement. Astakhov stated that he was waiting to hear whether the Polish ambassador to Russia would be found “floating in the Moscow River” in reference to a recent diplomatic incident.
This follows a previous incident where Russia’s ambassador to Poland, Sergei Andreyev, was doused with red paint by protesters during a visit to a military cemetery in Warsaw last year.
These events have further strained relations between Russia and Poland, which have been deteriorating over the past few years due to a range of political and economic issues, including the conflict in Ukraine. The comments by Astakhov are likely to escalate the situation further and could result in diplomatic consequences.
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