Ukrainian embassy in Madrid receives 'bloody package'

Police officers cordon off the perimeter outside the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid after a bloody package arrived at the embassy, in the wake of several letter bombs arriving at targets connected to Spanish support of Ukraine, amidst Russia?s invasion of Ukraine, in Madrid, Spain December 2, 2022. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura

MADRID, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Spanish police have cordoned off the area surrounding the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid after it received a "bloody package" similar to the ones sent to other embassies abroad, Ukraine's foreign ministry said on Friday.

This comes after a spate of six letter bombs targeted high-profile targets in Spain related to the war in Ukraine, including the United States' embassy, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, the Defence Minister, an arms manufacturer, an air base and a European satellite centre.

On Friday, the Ukrainian foreign ministry said several of the country's embassies abroad have received "bloody packages" containing animal eyes.

Reporting by David Latona in Madrid and Tom Balmforth in Kyiv; Editing by Aislinn Laing

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