Ukrainian Embassy in Madrid receives blood-colored parcel, says MFA

2 December 2022, 06:52 PM
A policeman near the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid, December 2, 2022 (Photo:REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura)

A policeman near the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid, December 2, 2022 (Photo:REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura)

The Embassy of Ukraine in Spain received a blood-stained package similar to those previously received by other Ukrainian missions, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Oleg Nikolenko said in a comment to NV on Dec. 2.

“Spanish police surrounded the perimeter of the embassy for security reasons,” Nikolenko added.

This incident follows a mail bombing attack that occurred at the Madrid embassy a few days earlier, which injured one person. Meanwhile, 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, and the Ukrainian embassy in Kazakhstan received a bomb threat – though it was not confirmed after security inspections.

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In the United States, the Ukrainian embassy received a letter containing a photocopy of an article criticizing Ukraine. Like most of the other envelopes, the letter arrived simultaneously with the others from the territory of a European country.

"We have reason to believe that there is a well-planned campaign of terror and intimidation of Ukrainian embassies and consulates,” commented Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

“Unable to stop Ukraine on the diplomatic front, they are trying to intimidate us. However, I can say right away that these attempts are in vain. We will continue to work effectively for the victory of Ukraine.”

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