The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is extremely
indignant with the fact of felonious desecration in Russia of the State symbol
of Ukraine - National Flag’s arson committed by a group of young radicals
during the attack on the premises of the National Cultural Centre of Ukraine in
Moscow on November 22, 2016.
The systematic character of these actions near the Ukrainian
institution in the heart of the Russian capital and no appropriate response
from the law-enforcement authorities indicate that these actions have been
planned and authorised.
The Ukrainian side considers such actions against the
Ukrainian institution which carries out exclusively peaceful and educational
work as a blunt provocation. These actions are aimed at fomenting ethnic hatred
and artificially implanting anti-Ukrainian aggression in the Russian society.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has declared
resolute protest to the Russian side and demanded immediate investigation of
this case and called for publicity of the court sentence to all those involved
in committing that.