Russian embassy in NYC vandalized with red paint

Russian embassy in NYC vandalized as Putin annexes Ukrainian territory

The Russian embassy in New York City was vandalized Friday as Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that he would seize four regions in Ukraine.

The embassy did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s questions regarding the incident, but according to video footage, the building appears to have been hit with a large amount of red paint. 

The Russian embassy vandalized in New York City on Friday.
(FreedomNews.TV)

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It was unclear if the paint was intended to depict anything in particular or if it was indiscriminately thrown at the embassy’s front walls and entryway. 

New Yorkers passing by stopped to look at the vandalism, with some remarking on their surprise that authorities had not yet cleaned it up. 

A video of the damage to the building’s exterior was posted to social media just moments after Putin took the stage to address top officials at the Georgievsky Hall of the Great Kremlin Palace in Moscow. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during a ceremony to sign the treaties for four regions of Ukraine to join Russia at the Kremlin in Moscow on Friday. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during a ceremony to sign the treaties for four regions of Ukraine to join Russia at the Kremlin in Moscow on Friday. 
(Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

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Putin claimed that after a series of referendums that concluded this week — which Western officials and Kyiv have condemned as a “sham” — Moscow had proven it had public support in its quest to illegally annex the Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions. 

Moscow-instated officials in the regions claimed to have garnered 87% of civilian support in Kherson, 93% in Zaporizhzhia, 98% in Luhansk and 99% in Donetsk.

From left, Moscow-appointed head of Kherson Region Vladimir Saldo; Moscow-appointed head of Zaporizhzhia region Yevgeny Balitsky; Russian President Vladimir Putin; Denis Pushilin, leader of self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic; and Leonid Pasechnik, leader of self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic pose for a photo during a ceremony to sign the treaties for four regions of Ukraine to join Russia at the Kremlin in Moscow on Friday.

From left, Moscow-appointed head of Kherson Region Vladimir Saldo; Moscow-appointed head of Zaporizhzhia region Yevgeny Balitsky; Russian President Vladimir Putin; Denis Pushilin, leader of self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic; and Leonid Pasechnik, leader of self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic pose for a photo during a ceremony to sign the treaties for four regions of Ukraine to join Russia at the Kremlin in Moscow on Friday.
(Dmitry Astakhov, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP)

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Putin took aim at the West and Kyiv in an aggressive speech Friday and vowed to use “all available means” if the four regions, which the international community still view as a part of Ukraine, are attacked. 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksyy has said his forces will keep fighting against Russian occupation until all of Ukraine is liberated, including territory that Russia has self-proclaimed as its own. 

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