Ukraine Embassy in Madrid

Letter Bomb Explodes at Ukraine Embassy in Spain; One Injured

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One person was injured in an explosion at the Ukrainian Embassy in Spain, officials in Kyiv said. The explosion was caused by a letter bomb.

“The Embassy of Ukraine in Spain received an envelope,” embassy official Oleg Nykolenko wrote Wednesday on Facebook. “During the inspection, the envelope exploded in the hands of the commandant. The commander suffered minor injuries, is now hospitalized, receiving the necessary medical attention. There is no threat to his life.”

No one else was injured by the blast.

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba instructed to urgently strengthen the security of all Ukrainian embassies abroad.

Spanish law enforcement and pyrotechnical services are already working on site.

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