March 9, a group of activists besieged Russia’s consular office in Lviv in protest against the openly political trial of Nadia Savchenko, a military chopper pilot kidnapped in Ukraine and taken to Russia.
Rada lawmaker Volodymyr Parasiuk entered the consulate grounds and tore off the Russian flag. He tramped on it and watched how it was burnt by the mob.
The consulate is under heavy police protection March 10.
In Kyiv, the Russian embassy was attacked by activists protesting the biased trial of Savchenko in Russia.
They hurled stones, eggs and bottles with iodine at the embassy building.
According to the polls, Ukrainians do not support attacks on Russia’s diplomatic missions. Experts warn that Moscow may use the attacks as a pretext to start the war on Ukraine.