The Russian Embassy sent a note of protest to the Foreign Ministry of Switzerland after unknown persons poured paint over the entrance to the Orthodox Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Geneva on the night of October 27 to 28, reports the press service of the Russian diplomatic mission in Bern.
“The Embassy strongly condemns this manifestation of vandalism. We view these criminal actions as yet another vivid example of the Russophobia that has swept over Europe, which, unfortunately, is increasingly evident in Switzerland,” reads the report.
The diplomatic mission called for an investigation into the incident, and “immediate measures should be taken to identify and punish those responsible.
In the evening of October 10 eight unknown persons threw colored balloons and bottles with red paint at the Russian Embassy in the Mitte district of Berlin. As the Sueddeutsche.de newspaper reported, the attackers only hit the gate and the railing of the building, and no one was injured.
The Russian Foreign Ministry blamed the German authorities for not giving a proper response to the attackers. In response, the Russian Embassy sent a note of protest to the German Foreign Ministry and warned that ignoring such incidents may be perceived as a “deliberately unfriendly decision.