May 3, 2022, 16:30

The National Guard of Ukraine continues to guard russia’s embassy in Kyiv and its archives

Commander of the 22nd Separate Brigade for Protection of Diplomatic Missions and Consulates of Foreign Countries Vitaliy Stetsyk said this during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.

«Article 45 of the 1961 Vienna Convention guarantees that the receiving state, even in the event of armed conflict, must protect the property of the diplomatic mission, together with all archives. Ukraine is a state governed by the rule of law, we adhere to all international conventions. Despite russia’s aggression, the National Guard of Ukraine guards both the aggressor’s state embassy and the residence,» – he said. 

It will be recalled that 32 diplomatic missions returned to Kyiv, and the National Guard of Ukraine has revised the scheme of protection of such facilities.

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