‘Bloody package’ sent to Ukrainian Embassy in Denmark

The Ukrainian Embassy in Copenhagen has received a package containing blood, media in the Nordic country reported on Tuesday.

'Bloody package' sent to Ukrainian Embassy in Denmark
The Ukrainian Embassy in Copenhagen, pictured in February 2022. Photo: Emil Helms/Ritzau Scanpix

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba confirmed to news wire Reuters that the Copenhagen embassy had received the package, with a similar package also received at Ukraine’s embassy in Romania.

Ukrainian embassies across Europe have received similar packages in recent days.

The contents of the packages have included eyes from pigs and cows. It is unclear whether this was the case for the package that arrived in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen Police told broadcaster TV2 that it had not received a report of the incident from the Ukrainian Embassy.

A number of Ukraine’s other embassies in Europe have received letter bombs or false letter bombs.

Responsibility for sending the packages has so far not been claimed, but the Ukrainian foreign ministry has speculated that they may have been sent by Russia.

“To all those who continue to send these packages and terrorize our embassies, I say please relax, don’t waste your time and money for postage. You’ll achieve nothing,” Kuleba told CNN.

Embassies in Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Croatia and Italy are among those to have received bloody packages containing animal eyes last week, while the Ukrainian Embassy in Madrid received a letter bomb. The bomb caused minor injuries to security staff.

Six letter bombs in total have been found in Spain.

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Denmark announces seven-billion kroner Ukraine fund

A majority in the Danish parliament has approved a new fund to help Ukraine defend itself against the Russian invasion.

Denmark announces seven-billion kroner Ukraine fund

The fund, which consists of seven billion kroner (€940 million), will be targeted at Danish military, civilian and commercial assistance to Ukraine, according to the Nordic country’s finance ministry.

“Last year, we came together in a historic national compromise on Danish security policies. That was necessary in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine,” Finance Minister Nicolai Wammen said in a statement.

“With today’s agreement we give some seven million additional kroner to the efforts in Ukraine, and this will happen on a fully economically responsible basis,” he added.

All of parliament’s parties with the exception of the left-wing Red Green Alliance and Alternative parties voted for the fund.

Some 5.4 billion of the total 7 billion kroner will be spent on military assistance to Ukraine, with 1.2 billion kroner on civilian needs and 400 million to support businesses.

Part of the spending is funded by Denmark’s international development budget, while over 5 billion comes from spending an increased portion of the national GDP on the 2023 budget, news wire Ritzau states.

The money is designed to “retain a high level for military support” and “make a genuine difference for the Ukrainians,” acting defence minister Troels Lund Poulsen said.

“Their fight is our fight,” he added.