5 Mar 2022 21:19

Russian Foreign Ministry promises to seek punishment of those responsible for all cases of discrimination against Russians abroad

MOSCOW. March 5 (Interfax) - Russia is closely following all situations of discrimination against Russian citizens abroad, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

"We are warning that all such incidents are thoroughly recorded. Relevant materials will be provided to the relevant agencies for a legal evaluation, and those responsible will be held accountable in accordance with current legislation," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a report issued on Saturday.

"We give close attention to the unprecedented level of Russophobia observed in some foreign countries during the special military operation in Ukraine," the document said.

"The discrimination campaign against Russian students, athletes, artists and culture figures, fueled at the connivance or with open approval of the administrations of some countries, has already led to openly aggressive actions against Russians and Russian-speaking citizens, which are becoming massive," the report said.

In particular, "the media and social networks have reported on the attacks on shops selling Russian products in Germany,' the Russian Foreign Ministry said. "In some countries, including in Germany, Poland, and Italy, attacks on truck drivers from Russia and Belarus have been registered," the report said.

Besides, "there have been numerous cases of damage of personal road vehicles with Russian number plates," the document said. "Russian diplomatic missions in Iceland, Ireland, Canada, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, and Estonia have been attacked by hooligans," the report said.