Russia’s embassy in London has been attacked by vandals chanting anti-Syrian slogans, while the British police took no measures to stop the violence or detain the attackers.
According to the reports, the Consular Section is severely damaged; but there has been no report of embassy staff being hurt.
The reportys come as 40 protestors masked in balaclavas, targeted the embassy which is located in an upscale part of London.
A spokesman for the Russian embassy said a group of protestors, who were chanting anti-Assad government slogans, attacked the building in the middle of the night, throwing stones and smashing windows.
He said, "The police who arrived at the scene regretfully did not take any measures to stop the unsanctioned protest and detain the attackers,"
The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused London police of not taking measures to stop any of the violence or vandalizing of the embassy’s building.
The Foreign Ministry has announced the attack as one more case of the principal of inviolability of diplomatic nations.
This has not been the first time the Russian Embassy in London was attacked this year. The diplomatic mission said that the consulate would remain closed until Friday noon due to the attack.
The Metropolitan Police of London refused to comment on the attack.
Moreover, Russia Today (RT), the Russian English language news channel, has been subject to a DDoS attack by a group who call themselves Antileaks in an apparent protest at their support for the renegade Australian, Julian Assange.
Assange has been granted political asylum in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, which is delaying his extradition to Sweden to answer claims of sexually assaulting two women.
Source: Press TV, 17 August 2012