Three Polish police officers injured after ‘Ukrainian souvenir’ explodes
The explosion occurred in the police building in Warsaw (Photo:Darek Drapala/flickr)
Three people, including Poland’s police chief Jaroslaw Szymczyk, were injured in an explosion inside Polish Police HQ in Warsaw, Polish Radio RMF FM reported on Dec. 16.
Polish Interior Ministry said the incident occurred on Dec. 14, when “one of the gifts he (police chief) received during a working visit to Ukraine... from one of the heads of Ukrainian services” exploded. Warsaw and Kyiv are working to clarify the situation.
Ukrainian officials are yet to comment on the incident.
According to Polish news outlet Onet, the “gift” in question was a grenade launcher, which was probably accidentally discharged by Szymczyk himself, while he did not expect it to be loaded.
On Nov. 30 a parcel exploded at the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid, Spain, injuring one person.
Later, several of Ukraine's embassies and consulates around Europe received intimidating packages filled with animal eyes. Ukrainian ambassador’s office in the Vatican was vandalized.
As of Dec. 12, 33 threats against Ukrainian diplomatic missions across 17 countries were reported.
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