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Russia protests to Britain regarding attack on Russian Embassy in London

17 August 2012 - 7:16pm

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov expressed his protest to Tim Barrow, the British Ambassador to Moscow, for the improper security of the Russian Embassy in London, a statement released on Friday by the Department of Press and Information of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs says.

"On August 17, T. Barrow, Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Moscow, was invited to the Russian Foreign Ministry; S. Ryabkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, expressed a protest to him for the improper security of the Russian Embassy in London the night of August 16, when the actions of bullies did serious material damage to the Russian embassy," the Foreign Ministry reports.

VK previously reported that on the night of August 16, opponents of the ruling Syrian regime attacked the building of the Russian Embassy in London; members of the diplomatic missions were not injured. As previously reported, the attackers shouted slogans against the government of Syria and threw stones at the building of the diplomatic mission. As a result, windows of the building were broken and it suffered significant damage.

During the conversation between Barrow and Ryabkov, the Russian side expressed the hope that "such dangerous and provocative actions will be strongly suppressed by the British security in the future,” RIA Novosti reports.

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