A crowd blocked the way for Russian Ambassador Sergei Andreev at a memorial cemetery in Warsaw, where he came to lay a wreath, Russian state agencies report. According to RIA Novosti, the audience demanded that the diplomat remove the St. George ribbon from his jacket. He failed to lay a wreath and eventually left. No harm done.
According to TASS, the area in front of the entrance to the cemetery is “lined with Ukrainian flags and crosses.” The police were on the scene. The police said they had no reason to obstruct the protesters.
On May 9, 2022, Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergei Andreev and several members of his delegation were doused with red paint at a wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of Soviet soldiers in Warsaw. The Polish authorities opened a criminal case.