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Newsline: Russian Embassy in Kiev Reportedly Attacked

Unknown individuals have attacked the Russian Embassy in Kiev with firecrackers, one day ahead of the Russian parliamentary elections, local media report. The incident occurred at around 01:00 local time on Saturday (22:00 GMT on Friday), when about 20 individuals set off firecrackers and fireworks near the embassy building and then fled the scene. The embassy building did not sustain any visible damage, according to Ukrainian media reports. On Sunday, polling stations are expected to open at the Russian embassy in Kiev, despite Ukrainian authorities having banned voting in the Russian parliamentary elections on the territory of Ukraine.


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