Russia crosses new “red line” by attacking foreign diplomatic missions - MFA Ukraine

Russia crosses new “red line” by attacking foreign diplomatic missions - MFA Ukraine

Russia has crossed another “red line” in its criminal actions by attacking the premises of foreign diplomatic missions in Kyiv Oct 10.

Oleg Nikolenko, the spokesperson for MFA Ukraine, said this in a comment released on the foreign ministry’s website.

 “During the massive missile strikes on the civilian infrastructure of Ukraine on October 10, Russian terrorists aimed, in particular, at the objects of diplomatic missions of foreign countries in Kyiv, Nikolenko said in the statement.

One of the missiles damaged the visa office of the German Embassy in Ukraine, located in one of the office centers, while another one damaged the building in which the staff of the EU Advisory Mission works, the diplomat stressed.

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As a result of the missile attack of the aggressor state, material damage was caused to foreign diplomatic missions, while the lives and health of foreign diplomats and employees were endangered.

“Russia has crossed a new red line in its criminal actions. Attacks on foreign diplomatic institutions are a war crime, a gross violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, according to which the premises of diplomatic missions are inviolable,” the spokesperson said.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has called on the international community to condemn Russia's missile attack and increase sanctions pressure on the Kremlin, as well as urgently provide Ukraine with modern means of anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense.

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