2 Dec 2022 11:29

Another 3 Ukrainian embassies receive threatening letters

MOSCOW. Dec 2 (Interfax) - Apart from Ukraine's embassy to Spain, another three Ukrainian diplomatic missions have received threatening letters soaked in red liquid, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said.

"Firstly, not two, but already three [Ukrainian embassies have received threatening letters], and secondly, the letters are not with explosives, but with another substance. I will not comment yet. We will soon announce an official position on this matter. Let's put it this way: inside these envelopes there is a symbolic threat forwarded to Ukraine. I can only say that all the envelopes at the time of their receipt were soaked in red liquid," Ukrainian media quoted Kuleba as saying during a 24/7 newscast on Thursday evening.

These incidents are aimed at intimidating Ukraine and its diplomats, he said.

On Wednesday, an employee of the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid was slightly injured after an envelope he was checking exploded in his hands.