Ukrainians pelt Russia embassy with eggs, demand pilot's release


KIEV (Ukraine) (AFP)

Hundreds of Ukrainian protesters gathered outside the Russian embassy in Kiev on Sunday to demand the release of a hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot, and pelted the mission with eggs.

The protesters also burnt a Russian flag and attached a make-shift gallows to the embassy fence, hanging an effigy of Russian President Vladimir Putin, an AFP correspondent reported. Some of the protesters broke several windows at the embassy.