The victim of the explosion at the Ukrainian Embassy in Madrid is a Ukrainian citizen. This was reported by the Europa Press agency, citing sources in the Spanish police. addressed to the Ambassador of Ukraine – Sergey Pogoreltsev.
The Ambassador of Ukraine, in turn, said that it was not the envelope that exploded, but the parcel post.
“There was no return address on the package, it It didn’t look like diplomatic mail, and this fact initially aroused the suspicions of the embassy staff,” the Strana newspaper reports.
The embassy employee who received the package handed over the package to the security officer who opened the box.
“He himself, so that no one was around, went out with this“ mail ”to the yard before opening it. And as soon as I opened it, I heard that something clicked there, immediately threw it away and even then I heard an explosion, ”added Pogoreltsev.
recorded not just a wound, but a serious concussion and various injuries to the hands.
The incident occurred around 13:00 local time (15:00 Moscow time), the embassy is located on Ronda street de la Abubilla, 52, in the northeast of the city. Forensic specialists, dog handlers, and sappers from the TEDEX division are working at the scene. The area near the embassy has been cordoned off by the police, and a local anti-terrorist regime has been put in place.
Spanish authorities are considering the explosion at the Ukrainian embassy as a terrorist attack.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba instructed to urgently strengthen the security of all Ukrainian embassies.
After the explosion in Madrid, Kuleba turned to Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albarez about an investigation. Currently, Spanish law enforcement officers are working at the scene of the incident.
Attacks on Russian embassies
On February 26, unknown persons attacked the Russian embassies in Poland and Ireland.
In March, a truck drove into the gates of the Russian Embassy in Ireland, and its driver was arrested. In November in Warsaw, unidentified persons threw fireworks and Molotov cocktails on the territory of the Russian embassy.