Russia Day – Occupant’s Day: the Russian Foreign Ministry reacted to a peaceful rally in front of the Russian Embassy in Kyiv

June 16, 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation responded to the peaceful rally under the Russian Embassy in Kyiv, Russia Day – Occupant’s Day. The event was described as “another disgusting anti-Russian trick”, but it was also recognized as being rather creative.

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The message of the Russian Foreign Ministry also says that the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Kyiv sent a note of protest to the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine.

We remind that during the rally, activists illuminated the facade of the embassy building with images in different languages of the world on the topic of the aggressive foreign policy of the Russian Federation. The Russian Foreign Ministry characterized such images as offensive and Russophobic content.

In turn, the Head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, a member of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Eskender Bariiev reacted to the comment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

“It’s true that I don’t understand, why the Russian Foreign Ministry called the facts about the crimes committed by Putin’s Russia in Ukraine offensive images of Russophobic content. After all, the images projected on the building of the Russian Embassy bore Putinophobic, anti-fascist, anti-imperialist and anti-occupational content. If the Russian Foreign Ministry considers the phrases “Putin, a fascist, imperialist and occupier” to be Russian values, then look for problems in yourself!”,- said Bariiev.