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Russian envoy said to storm out of Knesset V-Day event over Ukraine war criticism

Russian Ambassador to Israel Anatoly Viktorov gives a statement to the media at the Russian Consulate in Tel Aviv, on March 3, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni‎‏/Flash90)
Russian Ambassador to Israel Anatoly Viktorov gives a statement to the media at the Russian Consulate in Tel Aviv, on March 3, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni‎‏/Flash90)

Russian Ambassador to Israel Anatoly Viktorov stormed out of a Knesset event commemorating Victory Day in protest of lawmakers’ criticism of Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine, Channel 12 news reports.

Citing Knesset sources, the network says Viktorov condemned the MK’s remarks as he quickly left with a security detail.

Among the comments that irked the ambassador were Yisrael Beytenu MK Evgeny Sova’s denouncing of the invasion as “a war crime,” according to the report.

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