Russian MP threatens foreign embassies with envelopes full of white powder?

Russian MP threatens foreign embassies with envelopes full of white powder?
Sergey Zheleznyak Photo: Mikhail Nilov/Parlamentskaya Gazeta

He categorically denies his involvement in sending such letters.

Member of the State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs, deputy secretary of the General Council of the United Russia party Sergey Zheleznyak filed a complaint with the police upon letters with white powder, which were sent to foreign embassies in Moscow on his behalf. This is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow.

According to TASS, embassies of more than 10 countries received similar letters. The police find that the powder is unhazardous. Sources in the law enforcement agencies argue that the envelopes contained fipronil, that is, an insecticide.

The police are searching for the unknown, who sent envelopes to the embassies.

Earlier it was reported that a letter on behalf of Zheleznyak was sent to foreign embassies as part of international political move “Give a piece of the Crimean land.” The deputy called the letter a fake and provocation.

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