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The behavior of parliament-appointed Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov at the Russian Embassy that came under a violent attack on Saturday demonstrates his connivance with extremism and riots, Sergei Lavrov stated on Monday.
“An outrage was staged before the eyes of police, moreover, in the presence of the interior minister, who instead of ordering police to prevent vandalism commented on the situation by saying something like ‘yes, this is wrong, of course, but people are outraged’,” Lavrov said.
“I believe this is not an interior minister we are seeing, but a person conniving with riots and manifestations of open extremism, and besides with Nazi symbols,” Lavrov added.
“We’ll take our measures. But the world community must demand Ukraine ensure security of diplomatic missions because such incidents are not rule out,” he said.
“As for the person named [Andrii] Deshchytsia, there is nothing to talk about. I’m not going to meet with him,” Lavrov said.
Russia will take extra measures to enhance security of its embassy in Kiev, Lavrov said.
“We said in our not to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry that the receiving country bears major responsibility for security of diplomatic missions under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations,” he said.
Russia proposed to adopt a statement for the press to denounce the attack on the Russian Embassy.
The Russian delegation to the UN “prepared a standard text. But we failed to coordinate the text due to the fault of our Western partners”, Gatilov said.
“The Western partners sought to link the incident to the situation in Ukraine. But this has no relation to the attack on the Russian Embassy,” he said.
“Such actions must be condemned irrespective any other circumstances,” Gatilov said.
“We’re surprised at the Western partners’ position because in similar cases the U.N. Security Council reacted immediately and condemned them,” he said.
“We can say the Western partners demonstrated the policy of double standards in the U.N. Security Council,” Gatilov told ITAR-TASS.
“The Western partners refused to condemn what was rather evident. The international community denounced such facts in other cases,” he said.
“We believe that in compliance with the Vienna conventions and other international laws diplomatic structures and their staff should be guaranteed security,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hua Chunying said.
In the meantime, Kiev police released three detainees, who had taken part in the attack on the Russian Embassy, on personal surety, the police’s press service said.
On Saturday, June 14 several dozen people stormed the Russian embassy in the Ukrainian capital, blocking the entry to the embassy, pelting smoke barrels and firecrackers at the premises, and tearing down the Russian flag. Police did not stop the aggressively minded crowd.