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MOSCOW, March 10. /TASS/. The attacks on Russia’s Embassy and Consulates General in Ukraine are outrageous, the international community must respond to this, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Russia’s REN TV channel.
"We regularly monitor the situation, get in touch with the ambassador and his staff. They hold on, the way people who feel their Motherland is behind them, their home country, which will stand up for them, should behave," the minister said.
"The actions of the thugs who attacked the embassy and the consulates general, burst into the territory and ripped off flags, these actions are outrageous," Lavrov said. "And we see no reaction whatsoever from the international community."
"When Iranian citizens broke into the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia, a serious uproar began. We joined the process, which was aimed at the unconditional protection of diplomatic missions, as required by all conventions signed by all countries," Russia’s top diplomat said.
According to him, Moscow sees no response from Western colleagues to the attacks. "They are more concerned with demands not to complete the trial but release Nadezhda Savchenko. "This is a separate issue, but hypocrisy and double-dealing are evident here."
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will discuss later today with US State Secretary John Kerry the situation in Ukraine in connection with attacks at Russian diplomatic missions.
"Of course, the main thing is suppression of such actions by curators of Ukrainian authorities," Lavrov told REN-TV channel in an interview broadcast on Thursday. "This plays a decisive role for current authorities in Kiev. We will discuss this topic again US State Secretary John Kerry today. Of course, we sent similar signals to European capitals as well," he added.
Russia’s diplomatic missions were earlier attacked in several Ukrainian cities. In Kiev, Odessa and Lvov radically-minded protesters took to the streets to support Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko who is accused in Russia of killing two Russian journalists. Eggs, bottles of iodine were thrown at the buildings of the embassy and the consulates general.