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The Russian Consulate in New York was vandalized with red paint this Friday morning, coinciding with high tension between Russia and the United States over the latest developments in the war in Ukraine.
According to EFE news agency, there were numerous stains of red paint on the building’s facade, apparently made with spray paint, which extend through the lower area, up to the second floor, and cover the consular plaque and several of the windows, as well as some security cameras.
At 10.00 local time (14.00 GMT), the police had not yet arrived at the site, located on 92nd Street in the exclusive neighborhood of the Upper East, although several people had approached with curiosity to photograph the building.
Nor was there any movement at the consulate, nor were Russian officials visible.
The Russian flag, located on the lowest balcony of this four-story building, appeared intact and was not hit by the streams of red paint.