February 18, 2018 – FRN –
Nationalists were unable to set fire to the building of “Rossotrudnichestvo” (Cooperation with Russia) thanks to the presence of the OSCE special monitoring mission in Ukraine, said the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the OSCE, Alexander Lukashevich.
Lukashevich added that Russophobia and radical nationalism are supported by the Ukrainian authorities. The mission had previously warned the Ukrainian police that attacks on the building are planned, but to no avai..
A Maidan anniversary march in Kiev saw hundreds of neo-Nazis throw stones and eggs at Rossotrudnichestvo, and smashing windows in banks.