29.03.17 18:43

Russian secret services tried to prank Polish president, - Tseholko

Spokesperson for Ukrainian president Sviatoslav Tseholko said that unknown individuals pretending to be members of Ukraine’s Presidential Administration made an unsuccessful attempt to organize a phone conversation with the office of the Polish president yesterday.

He wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"Another evidence of Russia's involvement in the attack on the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk: the Russian secret services tried to organize a phone conversation with Andrzej Duda allegedly on behalf of Ukraine in the evening.

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"The so-called 'prankers' were not aware that the conversation had already taken place while the office of the President of Poland was in constant contact with the Ukrainian Presidential Administration," Tseholko said.

As previously reported, the building of the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk was attacked on the night of March 29. Deputy Consul Krzysztof Sawicki said it was a terrorist attack. Fragments of an RPG grenade were found at the scene. Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin called the incident "a vile provocation " and said the criminals must be punished. President of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance Volodymyr Viatrovych said the provocations against Polish-Ukrainian relationship are entering a new, much more dangerous phase.

Foreign Ministry of Poland has summoned Ukraine's Ambassador Andrii Deshchytsia in connection with the incident in Lutsk and is to send a protest note to Kyiv. Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) said the Consulate General of Poland in Lutsk came under grenade launcher fire. A terrorist attack is named among the scenarios behind the incident. SBU said the Russian Federation is the only actor interested in provocations against Poland in Ukraine.

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