Assailants attack Russian Embassy in Minsk with fire bombs

Unknown assailants attacked the Russian Embassy in the Belarusian capital of Minsk with fire bombs late on Monday, a local emergencies spokesman said.

"At around 10:50 p.m. local time (19:50 GMT), two fire bombs were thrown onto the territory of the Russian Embassy," the spokesman said. "One of them hit a car parked on the premises."

There were no casualties and the bombs did not start a fire, he said.

Police are working to establish the identity of the assailants.

The Embassy has not yet commented on the incident.

Relations between Russia and Belarus have been strained over a host of issues recently. Earlier in August the Kremlin accused Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of failing to honor a promise to follow Russia's lead in recognizing the former Georgian republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

MINSK, August 31 (RIA Novosti)


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