Polish ambassador says seeking political motives in car fire too hasty
The Polish ambassador to Germany has stated that one should not be too quick to seek political motives in the setting on fire of a car owned by an embassy employee. The incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday.
"Ambassador Andrzej Przyłębski has warned against a hasty interpretation of the incident as being politically motivated, for instance, as another attack on the Polish Embassy by milieus, which are unfriendly towards Poland," a press spokesperson of the Polish Embassy in Berlin wrote in a statement sent to PAP and added he had in mind recent incidents when monuments, exhibitions and public transportation means were being destroyed.
On Monday night, at 3am, unknown perpetrators set fire to a car with diplomatic number plates, belonging to an employee of the Polish Embassy in Berlin, the statement reads.
"It is definitely too early to add political subtext to the incident," Ambassador Przyłębski was quoted as saying.
"Maybe this is an incident of ordinary vandalism. The circumstances of the fire are being investigated by Berlin police while the embassy is in contact with a German police liaison officer, who is responsible for the protection of diplomatic representations," the ambassador added.
The car wreck has not yet been removed from the street since the entire incident is under investigation.
"In connection with the incident, the protection of the embassy has been strengthened. This concerns security agents, frontline staff on duty at the embassy and all other embassy employees," the spokesman of the embassy, Dariusz Pawlos, wrote.