Poland demands explanation after diplomat beaten up in Russia
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The Polish embassy in Moscow has demanded an explanation after a Polish diplomat was beaten up in Russia, the IAR news agency reported on Friday.
Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Warsaw. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Adrian Grycuk.
The incident took place when the diplomat was on a plane to Moscow from the far-eastern Russian city of Irkutsk on Wednesday, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported, citing a spokesman for the foreign ministry in Warsaw.
The assailant, who appeared to be mentally unstable, was detained after the incident, the spokesman, Artur Lompart, said, according to IAR.
The Polish diplomat was provided with immediate assistance, underwent a medical examination and has since returned to Poland, Lompart said, as quoted by the news agency.