Graham Philips, the pro-Russian propagandist and the reporter working for the pro-Kremlin media went for another provocation. This time, he approached the Ukrainian diplomat trying to drag him into a fight.
Oleksandr Shcherba, the Ukrainian ambassador in Austria reported the attack attempt on him and submitted the report to the local police. The lawmakers look into the incident.
According to Shcherba, 'a man comes to the foreign embassy, shouting that the ambassador is hiding from him; when the ambassador comes, he attacks him verbally and then pushes him'.
'The police should be aware of this', the diplomat concluded.
It appears that on November 5, Phillips approached the building of the Ukrainian embassy in Vienna, carrying a camera with him. When he spotted the Ukrainian ambassador, he cursed him and tried to provoke a fight.
Graham Phillips is well-known as a scandalous journalist of Russia Today and Zvezda TV channels. In June of 2014, Ukraine’s SBU detained him and expelled from the country without a right to come for three years. Later, the journalist returned to the Russian Federation and then he went to Donbas and continued working. He was accused of trying to disrupt hostages exchange in autumn in 2016.