Moscow on Saturday mentioned there could be a “harsh” response and penalties for Poland’s pursuits in Russia, after Polish authorities seized a building close to Moscow’s embassy in Warsaw — a step Russia labeled “illegal.”
The building, used as a highschool for the kids of diplomats, belongs to the Warsaw metropolis corridor, Polish overseas ministry spokesman Łukasz Jasina told AFP, including that authorities had acted on a bailiff’s order.
But Russia’s overseas ministry slammed the transfer as a “hostile” act in violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and as an encroachment towards Russian diplomatic property in Poland.
“Such an insolent step by Warsaw, which goes beyond the framework of civilized inter-state relations, will not remain without a harsh reaction and consequences for the Polish authorities and Polish interests in Russia,” the ministry added.
“Our opinion, which has been confirmed by the courts, is that this property belongs to the Polish state and was taken by Russia illegally,” the Polish overseas ministry’s Jasina informed Reuters.