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Man dies after crashing his car into Russian embassy in Bucharest

It is unclear whether the incident was connected to the Russian war in Ukraine
06 April 2022, Romania, Bucharest: Forensic officers work at the site where a passenger car crashed into the gate of the Russian embassy in the Romanian capital Bucharest. The driver did not survive the accident, local police said. Photo: Radu Tuta/TASR/dpa.
Forensic officers work at the site where a passenger car crashed into the gate of the Russian embassy in Bucharest. Photo: Radu Tuta/dpa.

A man has died after crashing his car into a fence outside the Russian embassy in Bucharest, Romanian police said Wednesday.

The circumstances of the incident were not immediately known. It was also unclear whether the incident was connected to the Russian war in Ukraine.

Police and the public prosecutor's office have started an investigation.

Russian Ambassador Valery Kuzmin told state broadcaster Rossiya-24 that Russia considered the incident a terrorist attack. However, Kuzmin admitted that the circumstances were still unclear.

The atmosphere is tense, he added. The embassy had received repeated e-mails threatening to "blow up" or "retaliate," Kuzmin said. He did not initially provide proof, however.

Man dies after crashing his car into Russian embassy in Bucharest
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