The Polish foreign Ministry received a note of Kyiv in connection with the burning of Ukrainian flag in Warsaw
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Poland received a note from Kiev in connection with the incident with the burning in Warsaw the Ukrainian flag during the annual March on the occasion of independence Day of the Republic. This was reported on Monday the press-Secretary of Department John Vajda on his official page in Twitter.
“The foreign Ministry confirms that it has received today a note to the Ukrainian side”, – wrote Wajda, adding that police are investigating the circumstances of the incident that occurred on November 11.
“We inspect on the basis of information, media and videos posted online,” confirmed the press Secretary of the Warsaw police Mariusz Mrozek, quoted by TASS. After gathering the information, the case will be referred to the Prosecutor’s office.
Last Friday in Poland celebrated the Day of independence. This year in the “March of independence”, which regularly organizes a nationalist and Patriotic organization, according to authorities and the press, was attended by 75 thousand people.
The police later said that the March, which sounded slogans against migrants was calm, without serious incidents, except for the use of members of the March of banned firecrackers and flares.
However, the media noted the aggressive attitude of the marchers. As reported in the press, the crowd chanted rude chants, in which refugees were encouraged to “get out.”
The correspondent of the Polish edition Gazeta.pl reported that the Ukrainian flag burned football fans-nationalists. According to the journalist, fans of one of Warsaw’s football clubs finished the beer, threw the Ukrainian flag on the ground, began to trample him, and then burned in his eyes.
Zamaskowani uczestnicy Marszu Niepodlegoci spalili ukraisk flag
In the video, posted online, several masked men first fiercely trample and tear apart a Ukrainian flag, and then set him on fire. Shouts are heard: “God, honor and Motherland!”, according to TVN Warszawa. In addition, the campaign was accompanied by obscene statements, including in the Ukrainian insurgent army (UPA prohibited in Russia), and ideologue of Ukrainian nationalism Stepan Bandera.
The incident with the flag has caused outrage in Kiev. Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Ukraine in Poland Vasyl Zvarych said earlier that the Ukrainian side expects from Warsaw “emergency response to this shameful act of vandalism”. “Actions insulting the national character of a sovereign, and especially the friendly neighbouring States, such as Ukraine, are unacceptable and should not have place in a country with which we have a strategic partnership”, – he stressed. In Kiev expressed the hope that the perpetrators will be punished.