Russian strike in Ukraine destroys Albanian consulate

The consulate issued an announcement about the attack, confirming its staff was safe and there had been no casualties. [EPA-EFE/WAEL HAMZEH]

Russian missiles demolished the Albanian honorary consulate in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Sunday evening.

The consulate issued an announcement about the attack, confirming its staff was safe and there had been no casualties.

The Albanian foreign ministry condemned the attack on Twitter.

Earlier today, Russia added Albania to its ‘enemy list’, along with Montenegro and North Macedonia. It accuses the three countries of actions against the Kremlin.

The list also includes the EU, the US, as well as Britain, Canada, Australia, Japan, Switzerland and New Zealand.

On 27 February, Albania joined the EU in imposing sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. The assets of 654 individuals will be frozen and Russian aircraft are banned from entering Albanian airspace.

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