Polish president offers apology to Russia for riots outside its embassy

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski on Wednesday apologised to Russia for incidents outside its embassy in Warsaw during Monday’s Independence March, condemning them as “scandalous acts of hooliganism” and adding they have greatly affected Poland’s image on the international stage.

During Independence Day celebrations on November 11 in Warsaw rioters set fire to a guard booth at the entrance to the Russian Embassy. They also threw firecrackers, bottles and stones on the embassy premises. The hooligans were part of a 50 000-strong Independence Day march organized by the ultra-right organisations All-Polish Youth (MW) and National-Radical Camp (ONR).

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