At about one in the morning on September 30 in New York, they doused the facade of the Russian consulate building with red paint, reports Focus.
Consulate officials said that two people took part in the action. One of them sprayed the building with spray paint, while the other filmed what was happening.
According to the staff of the diplomatic mission, the paint turned out to be very corrosive. It was applied in such a thick layer that in the morning the consular staff could not open the front door.
Russian diplomats complained that the city authorities took off their worries about the protection of the building
Previously, a police patrol was constantly on duty opposite him. But the last few weeks, the police have not appeared at the building.
This circumstance is actively used by opponents of the war in Ukraine. The consulate has been hit with eggs several times this week.
The NYPD said that after receiving a report of vandalism around 1:30 a.m., they sent a patrol to the building on 91st Street. However, no one was arrested.
The painted building is photographed by many. People perceive this as a civil action, not vandalism.
“Red paint means blood, for which Russia is responsible. They kill the Ukrainian people and send their people to die in the war,” said Maria Phillips, who immigrated to America from the USSR.
A negative attitude towards Russian officials is periodically demonstrated in Europe as well.
In Poland, on May 9, Russian ambassador Sergei Andreev was doused with red paint, who came to the memorial cemetery to lay flowers at the graves of Soviet soldiers. The crowd surrounding the Russian delegation chanted “Fascists!” But Andreev said he was "proud of his president." He “does not consider the territories occupied by the Russian army to be Ukrainian, and the killings in Bucha are staged.”
A month earlier, in Lithuania, a pond near the Russian embassy was painted red. City officials said the bloody pond symbolizes Russia's responsibility for war crimes committed in Ukraine.