Spanish police seize three letters addressed to Ukrainian diplomatic offices, says Foreign Ministry

5 December 2022, 01:06 PM
Spanish police near the Embassy of Ukraine (Photo:REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura)

Spanish police near the Embassy of Ukraine (Photo:REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura)

Spanish law enforcement officers have intercepted three envelopes addressed to Ukrainian diplomatic offices, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Oleh Nikolenko, reported on Facebook on Dec. 5.

“The Spanish police seized three envelopes from the post office with what are believed to be animal eyes, which were addressed to the Embassy of Ukraine in Madrid, the Consulate General in Barcelona and the Consulate in Malaga,” Nikolenko said.

There are already 21 cases of threats against Ukrainian embassies and consulates in 12 countries, he added.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba previously stated that Ukrainian diplomats would not be intimidated or broken.

“We will continue to work effectively to protect Ukraine from the enemy and towards our victory,” he wrote.

Ambassador of Ukraine to Spain Serhiy Pohoreltsev reported that a parcel addressed to his name exploded on Nov. 30. The explosion injured one person.

Kuleba then issued instructions to urgently strengthen the security of all Ukrainian embassies abroad.

Several more parcels with explosive devices were later discovered in Spain, which were sent to several Spanish government institutions and a defense company.

Kuleba later reported that three embassies of Ukraine had received threatening letters.

According to him, all the envelopes at the time of their receipt were soaked with "red liquid” and also reportedly contained animal eyes.

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