An explosion occurred at the Ukrainian Embassy in Madrid. One person was injured, Reuters writes citing local police.
The explosion occurred when the embassy employee opened the letter. The employee was injured and hospitalised.
According to the police, the injuries are minor.
The spokesman for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Oleh Nikolenko said on Facebook that the envelope exploded in the commandant's hands. The letter was sent to the address of the embassy.
"The commandant received minor injuries, he is currently hospitalised and is being provided with necessary medical assistance. There are no threats to his life," he said.
No other employees were injured.
Reacting to the incident, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba instructed to check the security of Ukrainian embassies. He also appealed to his Spanish counterpart to take urgent measures to investigate the attack on the Ukrainian diplomatic mission. Spanish law enforcement and pyrotechnic services are already working at the scene. The Minister also stressed that whoever was behind the organisation of this explosion would not succeed in intimidating Ukrainian diplomats or stopping their daily work on strengthening Ukraine and countering Russian aggression.