Zhirinovsky urged the Kremlin for a “tough response” to the situation around the Russian Embassy in Ukraine, according to the official website of the party, UNIAN reported.
“In connection with the impossibility of normal operation of the Russian Embassy in Ukraine we consider it appropriate to dramatically reduce our staff in Ukraine and recall the ambassador to Moscow, while deploying in Kyiv a company of special forces to protect the embassy,” reads the statement.
“We must not allow the violence that takes place in Kyiv these days. We need strict measures to protect the diplomats,” Zhirinovsky said.
As reported earlier, on Sunday, March 6, a rally was held near the Russian embassy in Kyiv. The protesters, who were demanding the release from the Russian prison of the Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadiya Savchenko, threw eggs at the building of the embassy.
According to the press attache Oleg Grishin, the Russian Embassy sent March 6 a note of protest to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry because of the “night attack, several cars were smashed, the embassy was pelted with flares and smoke bombs.”
Another rally was held March 7 near the building of the Russian Embassy in Ukraine with demands to release Nadiya Savchenko.
Yesterday Ukraine sent a letter to the U.S. and European countries asking them to step up pressure on Russia to release the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko.