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Red in the face, Putin said the same damn, nonsense,he said that led up to the war,it not even worth mentioning

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It would be an accurate understatement to say there’s still a fair amount of antipathy in Poland towards Russia, even before the invasion of Ukraine. You have to wonder why the police weren’t anticipating this - or maybe they were, and decided to let the protesters have their say anyway.

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I don't mind shouting (rude things even) but I draw the line at the physical, don't care what your politics are. It sets off a bad precedent

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600 thousand Russian soldiers and officers died during the liberation of Poland from Nazi

this is the gratitude of the Polish people

Thank you sooo much

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As a representative of a genocidal country, he had it coming. Poland is not russia, protests are allowed and nobody is getting tortured for such small misshaps. Honoring the WWII Soviet soldiers? Naah - they're forever dishonoured by what the country is now doing.

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Let's hope that Polish people in Russia are not treated with such disrespect.

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@olygek

oh please,

22,000 polish were murdered by Russian ’liberators’ at Katyn Forest alone.

plus the 10’s of 1000’s murdered by the NKVD

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oh please,

22,000 polish were murdered by Russian ’liberators’ at Katyn Forest alone

Yeah, I knew - and the very first time this story was used by Joseph Goebbels and the Propaganda Ministry of Nazi Germany just after Stalingrad - they suddenly found... after 2 years off war in Russia

Of course you can believe the Nazis but not one hundred percent.

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600 thousand Russian soldiers and officers died during the liberation of Poland from Nazi

this is the gratitude of the Polish people

Considering the Russians invaded Poland with their Nazi partners, agreeing to divide up Poland before the invasion began. The Massacre of thousands of captured Polish officers and then during the Russian push into Poland for the second time, they stopped short of Warsaw so the Nazis could wipe out the armed Polish resistance before Russia went any further.

Thank you sooo much

Poland owes Russia nothing. Russia is the one that owes Poland for its horrific behavior in WWII and the decades afterwards.

This shows what people in Poland think of Russia, it's invasion of Ukraine and If I was the Russian ambassador I would not be leaving the embassy any time soon. It is much better than how Russia is treating Ukrainians, so he cant really complain.

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600 thousand Russian soldiers and officers died during the liberation of Poland from Nazi

Some 'liberation'. Russia annexed half of the country, murdered hundreds of thousands, left behind the familiar mass graves and shattered cities, impoverished the country for half a century. A familiar Russian trail of death and destruction and here we are again, over 70 years later.

this is the gratitude of the Polish people

You should all be on your knees apologizing for what you did to Poland.

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"The USSR claimed the Nazis had killed the victims, and it continued to deny responsibility for the massacres until 1990, when it officially acknowledged and condemned the killings by the NKVD, as well as the subsequent cover-up by the Soviet government."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyn_massacre

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BigYenToday  09:40 pm JST

It would be an accurate understatement to say there’s still a fair amount of antipathy in Poland towards Russia, even before the invasion of Ukraine. You have to wonder why the police weren’t anticipating this - or maybe they were, and decided to let the protesters have their say anyway.

You must recall, after WW2 a Communist regime (really handled by the brutish Stalin) was installed in Poland. I remember the Solidarity riots and crackdowns of the 80s. Poland shucked off Communism in 1989.

ClippetyClopToday  11:17 pm JST

600 thousand Russian soldiers and officers died during the liberation of Poland from Nazi

Some 'liberation'. Russia annexed half of the country, murdered hundreds of thousands, left behind the familiar mass graves and shattered cities, impoverished the country for half a century. A familiar Russian trail of death and destruction and here we are again, over 70 years later.

this is the gratitude of the Polish people

You should all be on your knees apologizing for what you did to Poland.

40 years of Communist crap, spearheaded by the USSR. Splash that red paint on the Russian pigs! Gotcha! That'll tell 'em, 'Thanks for nothing, chumps! Now go away.'

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@NotSo HungOver: Like you, I feel sorry for the ambassador. But I must disagree with your comment that the action didn't achieve anything. To the contrary, it did. That photo will be passed along to Putin, his master. And the ambassador himself will begin to doubt his dictator, if he doesn't already. Yes, he's a public servant, but he's Putin's puppet to those protesters who painted him. The conflict is getting more and more vicious, and Russia is faced with at least a few decades of being called a pariah. We can't help that. We can only hope it's over soon.

By the way, I lost a friend in Ukraine, witnessed by a mutual friend - she was raped and then shot in the head. I'm definitely NOT neutral.

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First, I will never forget what Russia did to help win WW2. Never. Thank you. 25M dead was a huge sacrifice fighting NAZIs.

Second, that was a long time ago and doesn't provide a free pass to invade a peaceful neighbor and perform war crimes.

The stuff done under the USSR to the non-Russia countries is appalling.

A little red paint shows Moscow in a clear way how Poland and the world feels.

Being a Russian diplomat has got to be a tough job this year. And it should be.

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Considering the Russians invaded Poland with their Nazi partners, agreeing to divide up Poland before the invasion began.

by the way heroic Poland with thier Nazi partners invaded Czechoslovakia. May be you forget?

Poland owes Russia nothing.

Of course - you forget - but German Nazi have plans totally destroyed Polish people.

they killed about 6 million Polish people, but today Germany - it's a EU leader - so it's OK?

And Nazi troops in Poland were destroyed by Red Army. Yes, it's an uncomfortable truth.

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by the way heroic Poland with thier Nazi partners invaded Czechoslovakia. May be you forget?

So we should all forget and forgive Russia for invading Poland? No we shouldn't and dont.

you forget - but German Nazi have plans totally destroyed Polish people.they killed about 6 million Polish people, but today Germany - it's a EU leader - so it's OK?

Germany today has become a good European citizen while Russia is back on the invasion of neighbors path. Who should we be more concerned with? Germany and Russia 80 years ago or Russia today?

And Nazi troops in Poland were destroyed by Red Army. Yes, it's an uncomfortable truth.

How is that uncomfortable at all? And to whom? To you?

None of which excuses Russia invading Ukraine today. Russia had no right to invade Poland in 1939 and it has no right to invade Ukraine today. Talk of the past Nazi Germany all you like. Russia is a barbaric nation ruled by a fool and murderer. Same as it was in 1939.

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Protests are fine, but I don't support attacking ambassadors. It simply leads to your own ambassadors being attacked.

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I don't like witnessing unfortunate incidents, such as this, involving career diplomats. True, they expect this sort of thing (and actually much worse) in some of their postings. But is has / has had a good reputation in the diplomatic community. He has considerable diplomatic experience, and the larger shame is that his boss isn't using it and allowing him to work for the betterment of the people of his country.

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Russia out of Ukraine now

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TrevorPeace

And the ambassador himself will begin to doubt his dictator, if he doesn't already

I'd think it would have the opposite effect. If someone threw something at me, I wouldn't say "oh, you're right. I'm wrong. How silly of me." I'd first punch his lights out and then have more of a hatred for his ideology.

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Ambassadors and their guards are authorized to use proportional force in protecting themselves and the ambassador, especially if the local police aren't doing their job. Bear spray or a tazer could be considered proportional, as I don't think it's easy for bodyguards to carry paint.

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22,000 polish were murdered by Russian ’liberators’ at Katyn Forest alone.

plus the 10’s of 1000’s murdered by the NKVD

Let’s not forget that little Russian-made famine. What was it called? The Holodomor? Well, I suppose the Ukrainians ought to be grateful the Russians stopped at a paltry 3.5-5 million dead.

The difference between the Germany and Russia of today is Germany learned that wars of aggression are a bad thing. Russia is learning that the hard way.

As for this guy, he’s hardly some lowly “civil servant”. Hers a representative of his country and is therefore a representative of his country’s policies. If he disagrees with the war, then why not say something to that effect?

Oh, right.

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I hope Poland isn’t the next one in line for deNazification.

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Again Poland forgetting history lessons..

Well, a little paint won't stop Russia from denazifying Ukraine.

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TL - I believe that Poland remembers its history well. If there is any country in Europe that has suffered as a result of autocratic aggression, it is Poland. There is a reason that they (along with most other Eastern European countries) have chosen to cast their lot with Europe and the West instead of Russia under Putin.

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I'd think it would have the opposite effect. If someone threw something at me, I wouldn't say "oh, you're right. I'm wrong. How silly of me." I'd first punch his lights out and then have more of a hatred for his ideology.

Well, thankfully this isn’t how most diplomats (even Russian ones) think. They should have cooler heads by nature.

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The Russian are encircling Ukraine army in the East

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at the physical, don't care what your politics are. It sets off a bad precedent

Though I am opposed to violence against individuals, I think the bad precedent was set when Russia invaded Ukraine, then continued on to destroy civilian areas blowing up hospitals schools and maternity wards, butchering civilian women, children and the elderly. Yes, I am aware the US and other NATO nations have invaded sovereign nations and brutalized populations there. That this emissary of the Kremlin ended up being attacked because he was a symbol of Putin and the Kremlin is an example of the animosity many people, including those in former SSRs must feel towards Moscow. If Putin and the Kremlin keep their brutal military within the recognized Russian borders, that animosity might begin to dissipate, Though people have long memories especially when it comes to having been brutalized, like Moscow led regimes have done for a very long time.

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TokyoLiving

Well, a little paint won't stop Russia from denazifying Ukraine.

True. Because they aren't there to denazify Ukraine. They are there to grab land for Russia. And they are mostly failing.

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I do not feel sorry for the ambassador in any way. He's a Putin enabler, he's helping that regime peddle their lies etc. He's lucky it was only paint IMO.

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What happened yesterday in my country was not wise and I believe that Russian politics is to blame for it, but the Police should stop such attacks of aggression so as not to let the Russian people believe that we are a bad country. I would never want to experience what is happening in Ukraine right now, and because of that. I think that the Russian ambassador knows what is happening in his country, but he cannot talk about it out loud.

I lived during the communist era and I know that many people remember those times in our country and do not like Russians, but there are also people who do not accept war. We, Poles, are not a bad nation, but we still lack tolerance, and our temerament sometimes causes outbursts of anger that should not have happened.

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Great throw!

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