Security has been tightened at Ukraine's embassy in Pakistan after press reports of threats from unknown sources. Ukraine's Foreign Ministry told Rosbalt that security was being tightened, although 'information that has appeared in [Pakistan's] media about threats to the Ukrainian embassy in Pakistan has not been confirmed.' Ukraine diplomats in Islamabad have been ordered to remain in constant contact with Pakistan's Foreign Ministry and police. The Ukraine Foreign Ministry said it was monitoring the scene closely and that the Islamabad embassy was operating normally.
On May 3 the Saudi information agency SPA reported that unnamed sources in the Pakistan Foreign Ministry reported that threats had been made to blow up the Ukraine embassy unless Ukraine withdraws its troops from Iraq.
Near the United Nations Glass Palace in New York, there is a metallic sculpture entitled "Evil Defeated by Good", representing Saint George transfixing a dragon with his lance. It was donated by the USSR in 1990 to celebrate the INF Treaty concluded with the USA in 1987