The Embassy of Ukraine was expelled due to a suspicious package


Madrid (EFE).- A suspicious package without incendiary material arrived this Friday at the Ukrainian Embassy in Madrid, where the National Police established a security perimeter and evicted the diplomatic building, sources from the Ministry of Interior.

The postage abroad of the shipment and its characteristics suggest that it is one of the packages containing blood and animal remains that Ukrainian diplomatic delegations receive in various countries of the European Union , an assumption that the spokesperson confirmed after hearing the news from the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Oleh Nikolenko.

“The Ukrainian Embassy in Spain also received a blood-stained package similar to those that other diplomatic representations have already received,” he said in statements to the Ukrinform agency.

The Interior Ministry said the embassy’s security filter detected the suspicious shipment after 2:00 p.m.

At that time, the agents of the National Police themselves who were watching outside the headquarters proceeded to the immediate evacuation of the building, where the experts in explosives (TEDAX) moved.

The suspicious package from the Ukrainian Embassy did not contain any incendiary or explosive devices

Officers analyzed the package and found it did not contain any incendiary or explosive devices, although further investigation is underway per protocol.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs had informed in the morning of the sending to the diplomatic representations of the country in Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Italy and Croatia of parcels containing “blood and eyes of animals” to inside, which were also impregnated with a “liquid containing a characteristic color and odor.

According to the head of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba, it is a “planned campaign of intimidation” against Ukraine.

In Madrid, it is the second suspicious package that has arrived at the embassy in the last 48 hours, since last Wednesday an employee of the headquarters was slightly injured in a hand by the explosion of another small device targeting the ambassador, Serhii Pohoreltsev, and similar to those sent to other institutions in Spain.

The other five arrived between Wednesday and Thursday at the Ministry of Defence, the United States Embassy in Madrid, the military air base of Torrejón de Ardoz and the arms manufacturing company Instalaza de Zaragoza, in more of the package sent to the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, which was intercepted on the 24th, according to the Interior.


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