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05 February, 2023
 
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Ukrainian embassies receive 'bloody packages' with animal eyes

Ukrainian diplomatic institutions around the world have been subjected to acts of 'terror and intimidation' involving Russia

Source: 360 News

Ukrainian embassies in at least five European countries have received several "bloody packages" containing body parts of some animals, mainly eyes, the country's Foreign Ministry has reported.

Over the past few days, Ukrainian diplomatic institutions around the world have been subjected to acts of "terror and intimidation" involving Russia, it said.

Thus, the Ukrainian government has pointed out that such packages have reached the country's embassies in Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Croatia and Italy, although suspicious shipments have also been registered in the country's consulates in Poland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

"The packages themselves were wet with a distinctive smelling liquid and had a certain stench. We are studying the meaning of these messages," Oleg Nikolenko, a spokesman for the ministry, said in a statement.

He also explained that several people had broken into the residence of the Ukrainian ambassador to the Vatican and the country's embassy in Kazakhstan as part of a series of attacks on the country's diplomatic legations, including the presence of a letter with a detonation mechanism found in the Ukrainian embassy in Spain, where a worker was slightly injured.

"We have reason to believe that a well-planned campaign of terror and intimidation has been launched against Ukrainian embassies and consulates. Unable to stop Ukraine on the diplomatic front they are trying to intimidate us. However, I can say that this will not work. We will continue to work effectively to achieve victory in Ukraine," Foreign Minister Dimitro Kuleba noted.

Ukrainian forces are cooperating with the authorities of these countries to investigate all cases and analyze the threats received. Meanwhile, Ukrainian diplomatic legations abroad have been placed under the highest level of alert and security following Kuleba's own orders.

"We call on all foreign governments to ensure maximum protection of Ukrainian diplomatic institutions following the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations," he stressed.

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