Car crashes into Russian embassy in Bucharest, bomb threats received
Romanian police said the accident was intentional.
Earlier today, Romanian media reported that a car crashed into the Russian embassy fence and caught on fire, reporting that the driver died. Romanian police said the accident was intentional.
Before attempting to ram the gates of the Russian embassy, the driver loaded the car with fuel canisters and set fire to them after law enforcement figures tried to drag him out of the vehicle before dying.
Users on #Romanian social media have shared a video that appears to show a burning car that crashed into the #Russian Embassy gate. Police said the man driving died, adding that it was unclear whether the crash was deliberate or accidental. pic.twitter.com/KEd2HJWGkx— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) April 6, 2022
The Russian embassy in Romania has repeatedly received bomb threats, as revealed by the Russian ambassador in Romania Valery Kuzmin on Wednesday.
"The embassy has repeatedly received direct threats by email, such as bomb, poison [threats], and so forth," Kuzmin said on Rossiya 24 TV channel.