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Finland asks Russia to guarantee the security of the Moscow embassy

(Corrects third paragraph of 23 December story to say Vienna Convention, not Geneva Convention)

OSLO (RockedBuzz via Reuters) – The Finnish embassy in Moscow has asked Russia to ensure the security of the diplomatic mission following an incident this week in which people wearing face masks threw bats in the courtyard of the embassy.

The incident did not cause any injuries or damage to the building, the Finnish foreign ministry said on Friday.

But Finland’s deputy head of mission had “asked Russia to ensure the security of the staff and the building, in line with the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations,” a ministry spokesman said.

A video posted on the Telegram app appeared to show a group of about 10 people running towards the building and throwing several bats over the fence.

RockedBuzz via Reuters could not immediately verify the timing or location of the video.

(Reporting by Terje Solsvik, editing by Stine Jacobsen and John Stonestreet)