Police determine origin of letter bomb sent to Ukraine Embassy in Spain

4 December 2022, 02:03 PM
One of the letters exploded in the Embassy of Ukraine (Photo:REUTERS/Juan Medina)

One of the letters exploded in the Embassy of Ukraine (Photo:REUTERS/Juan Medina)

Spanish police have established that a letter bomb, sent to the Embassy of Ukraine on Nov. 30, appeared to have been posted from the city of Valladolid, the Reuters news agency reported on Dec. 3.

In total, six letter bombs were sent, though the sender has not yet been identified.

All letters were sent between Nov. 24 and Dec. 2, 2022.

A letter bomb on Nov. 30 injured one person at the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid. Ukrainian Ambassador to Spain, Serhii Pohoreltsev, explained that a package that had been sent to him exploded.

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After that, Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba instructed Ukrainian embassies abroad to urgently strengthen security.

Later, several more parcels with explosive devices were discovered in Spain, sent to Spanish government agencies and a defense company.

Following the letter bomb, on Dec. 2, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that Ukrainian embassies and consulates in six countries received blood-stained parcels containing animal eyes. Additionally, the entrance to an ambassador's apartment in the Vatican was vandalized. Kuleba said that the people who masterminded this "operation" are "dangerously sick."

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