Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin condemned the provocation directed at the Polish bus outside of Lviv, and suggested that someone is trying desperately to disrupt Polish President Andrzej Duda’s visit.
“I strongly condemn the provocation directed at the Polish bus which was parking outside of Lviv. There were no casualties! Someone is desperately trying to cause a quarrel between us and Poland, and disrupt President A. Duda’s visit,” Klimkin said in a tweet.
Klimkin was referring to an incident which took place on the evening of December 10, when unknown persons damaged the outer paneling of the baggage compartment and the side window of a bus with Polish registration, parked in a hotel parking lot close to Lviv. The bus had been transporting Polish tourists.
Lviv resident, social activist and city council member Ihor Zinkevych wrote on Facebook that the bus had been damaged by an explosive device. This has not yet been confirmed by the law enforcement authorities.
Klimkin said that everything would be done to investigate the incident. “And to the provocateurs I say – it won’t work!” he added.
Earlier Polish President Andrzej Duda announced that he would visit Ukraine on December 13.