15 June, 21:51

Attack on Russian embassy in Kiev spearheaded by Ukrainian tycoon's henchmen - Lavrov

Igor Kolomoisky

Igor Kolomoisky

Igor Kolomoisky

Members of the Azov battalion, which has been set up and is financed by tycoon Igor Kolomoisky, the governor of Dnepropertovsk, spearheaded Saturday's "disgusting" attack on the Russian embassy in Kiev, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday.

"The leading role in the attack on the embassy was played by fighters from the Azov battalion, which has been set up and is financed by Kolomoisky, whom the current Kiev authorities have appointed governor of Dnepropetrovsk," Lavrov told reporters.

"That's good food for thought for our Western partners, who give all forms of support to any move by the Ukrainian government - it's a good opportunity for them to see what that government does with the powers it acquired after Maidan," the minister aid.

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