pyrotechnic assault aimed at the Kremlin. Protesters launching firecrackers at Moscow's embassy in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. The attack in the early hours of Saturday comes the day before Russia's parliamentary vote.>>
> The banner, a direct threat. It reads, Russian pigs, you are not welcome here. Today there are fireworks. Tomorrow, rockets. Local media report the building was damaged but nobody hurt in the attack. Official ties between Moscow and Kiev had been strained ever since Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea.
Residents in the once Ukrainian peninsula will for the first time get a say in the Russian ballot.