A letter bomb to the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid on the 280th day of the conflict

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A letter bomb to the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid on the 280th day of the conflict

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news of the day

An employee of the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid was slightly injured on Wednesday by the explosion of a letter bomb intended for the ambassador, leading kyiv to order a reinforcement of security in all its diplomatic representations. “The national police were informed around 1 p.m. [14 h, heure française] of an explosion in the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid. It happened when one of the embassy employees was handling a letter,” a police source said. The employee “was injured, a priori slightly, and he went himself to a hospital” to be taken care of, she added.

An investigation has been opened. In a statement, Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares said he had contacted his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kouleba, as well as the Ukrainian ambassador to Spain, to inquire about the state of health of the employee. wounded and to inform them of Spain’s “support and solidarity” after this “attack”.

sentence of the day

The pope has simply become a victim of the propaganda and relentlessness of the foreign media”

This is a statement by Ramzan Kadyrov, the Chechen leader. He believes that Pope Francis knows “nothing about the attitude of Muslims towards their enemies” after the head of the Catholic Church estimated in the Jesuit newspaper America that among the Russian forces “perhaps the most cruel are those” who come from Russia, but [ne sont] no Russian tradition, like the Chechens, the Buryats”.

The number of the day

9. Accidental fires are on the rise in Ukraine. Nine people died Tuesday in Ukraine in house fires caused by candles, generators and gas appliances that Ukrainians are installing in their homes due to power cuts, Ukrainian relief said on Wednesday. Russia has heavily bombed Ukrainian energy facilities since October, causing severe damage and leading to power outages that affect millions of Ukrainians every day.

The trend of the day

Brussels wants Moscow to be tried. The European Commission proposed on Wednesday to work on the creation of a special tribunal to judge the “crimes of Russia” in Ukraine and on solutions to mobilize frozen Russian assets in order to rebuild the country, two undertakings which are announced however difficult.

“While continuing to support the International Criminal Court, we propose to set up a special tribunal supported by the United Nations to investigate and prosecute Russia’s crimes of aggression” against Ukraine, declared the president of EU executive Ursula von der Leyen, in a video posted on Twitter.

These proposals should be presented for discussion to the Member States. The creation of such a tribunal has been demanded on several occasions by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, as well as by the Baltic countries. More than 20,000 civilians and more than 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed or injured since the start of the invasion of Ukraine in February, said the head of the European executive. The damage suffered by Ukraine is, according to her, estimated at 600 billion euros.

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