New U.S. ambassador to Russia heckled by crowd in Moscow

New U.S. ambassador to Russia heckled by crowd in Moscow

As newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Lynne Tracy, came to the Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday to present her credentials, she was heckled by pro-Kremlin "demonstrators."

This was reported by Reuters, Ukrinform saw.

"The new Unided States’ new ambassador to Russia, Lynne Tracy, was heckled by a crowd of people chanting anti-U.S. slogans on Monday as she entered the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow to present her diplomatic credentials," the report said.

At the same time, a group of pro-Kremlin activists waved hand-painted posters criticizing Washington, one of which read: “Your tanks are killing civilians.

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Protests in Russia, especially regarding war-related issues, are in fact prohibited if they are not endorsed by the authorities, according to the report.

As reported earlier, relations between Washington and Moscow are currently at one of the lowest levels ever. They significantly worsened in the wake of Russia’s large-scale incursion into Ukraine on February 24, 2022. The U.S. is leading an international coalition against Russian aggression and in support of Ukraine.

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