Dangerous packages sent to Ukrainian embassies won’t intimidate diplomats, says Kuleba
Dmytro Kuleba (Photo:REUTERS/Cindy Liu)
The dangerous packages received by the Ukrainian embassies in Romania and Denmark will have no effect on Ukrainian diplomats, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said during a briefing on Dec. 6.
"We have had new instances of dangerous packages sent to our embassies. Today, this was done to our embassy in Romania and the embassy of Ukraine in Denmark," Kuleba said.
"To all those who continue to send these packages and terrorize our embassies, I say please relax, don't waste your time and money for postage. You'll achieve nothing," Kuleba added.
The threats to Ukrainian embassies now total 21 cases across 12 countries, according to Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko.
On Dec. 2, embassies and consulates of Ukraine in six countries received bloody packages with the eyes of animals.
On Nov. 30, a letter bomb exploded in the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid, Spain.
Serhiy Pohoreltsev, Ambassador of Ukraine to Spain, later reported that a parcel addressed to him had exploded, slightly injuring a member of staff.
After these incidents, Kuleba ordered security at all Ukrainian embassies to be stepped up.
Later, several more parcels with explosive devices were found in Spain. They were sent to Spanish officials and a military manufacturer.
Kuleba said diplomats had received other hate mail covered in "a red liquid," but gave no further details or explanations.
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