They vandalized the Russian consulate in New York by painting it “blood” red; apparent protest against invasion of Ukraine

Large “blood” red stains woke up today covering the Russian consulate located on the Upper East Side of New York, in an apparent attack with spray paint during the early hours of the morning.

A passerby called 911 around 1:30 a.m. to report that the facade of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York on East 91st Street around Madison Avenue it had been damaged by vandalism, authorities said.

The attackers covered the front of the white stone building in red, as well as the front door and awning. NYPD is reviewing the incident as a possible “bias attack.”

At this time, the New York police are not aware of no group claiming responsibility for the act or leaving messages in the area. There has also been no information that the security cameras have captured a suspect or how many people participated in the event.

The building, built at the beginning of the 20th century and also known as “John Henry Hammond House” in reference to its builder, was designated part of the Carnegie Hill Neighborhood Historic District in 1974. The then Soviet Union bought the house the following year, he explained. New York Post.

The vandalism occurs when Russian President Vladimir Putin, announced the annexation of four Ukrainian provinces seven months after invading that country, which led the Joe Biden government to hit the Kremlin with a new round of sanctions on Friday.

The sanctions sought to impose “swift and severe costs” on Moscow for its “fraudulent and illegal annexation” of Ukrainian territory, the White House said. The war between Russia and Ukraine is estimated to have caused thousands of deaths and millions of refugees, according to a recent summary of The New York Times.

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