Letter bomb explodes at Ukrainian embassy in Madrid

A letter bomb exploded at the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid on Wednesday, injuring an employee.

Oleg Nikolaenko, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Told: “The Embassy of Ukraine in Spain received an envelope. During the inspection, the envelope attached to the commandant’s hand burst. The commandant suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalised, receiving necessary medical attention. There is no danger to his life.”

No other embassy staff were injured, and Spanish law enforcement and fire services are working at the site.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba ordered increased security at all Ukrainian embassies and asked Spain to immediately investigate the explosion.

He Told that “whoever was behind organizing this explosion will not be able to intimidate Ukrainian diplomats or stop their daily work of strengthening Ukraine and countering Russian aggression.”