Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the incident with a tourist bus in Ukraine
Russia is outraged by the provocation in the Rovno Region of Ukraine on the 21 February. A bus with tourists heading from Gomel, Belarus, to the Carpathians, was shot at by militants.
The driver of this bus, a Russian national, was wounded. He is now in hospital in the Brest Region in a severe condition. The general consulate is providing the wounded with the necessary consular assistance.
We request the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies, as well as those who control or attempt to control radical forces in Ukraine, to ensure the safety of civilians.
We thank Belarus for their care of our Russian national.
22 February 2014