Three Ukrainian embassies receive threatening letters

1 December 2022, 11:56 PM
Dmytro Kuleba (Photo:REUTERS/Cindy Liu)

Dmytro Kuleba (Photo:REUTERS/Cindy Liu)

Three Ukrainian embassies abroad have received letters with threats; they came in envelopes that were soaked in "red liquid," Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told Ukrainian TV broadcasters on Dec. 1.

“Firstly, there were not two, but already three (letters), and secondly, the letters contain not explosives, but another substance,” said Kuleba.

“I won’t comment now, but soon we will state our official position on this matter.”

The minister specified that the letters represent a symbolic threat to Ukraine, and all three of them were soaked in a “red liquid.” He described these incidents as attempts to intimidate Ukraine and its diplomatic corps.

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“I draw one simple conclusion: if they have already started attacking embassies with bombs and some kind of satanic voodoo symbols, then they are afraid of us, and are trying to stop us,” Kuleba said.

Earlier, Kuleba said that two Ukrainian embassies received threatening letters after an explosive package was delivered to the embassy in Madrid. He is convinced that there is a concerted, large-scale intimidation campaign against Ukraine.

On Nov. 30, a package, addressed to Ukraine’s Ambassador to Spain, Serhiy Pohoreltsev, exploded at the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid.

After the incident, Kuleba instructed to tighten the security of all Ukrainian embassies abroad.

Later, several more parcels with explosive devices were identified, which were addressed to several Spanish government agencies and a defense company.

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