I confess that I stained the sleeve of my jacket, because I dropped the croissant in the latte while listening to El món on RAC 1 Víctor Terradellas, who was in charge of CDC's international relations and is being investigated in court for alleged Russian interference in the process. Terradellas acknowledged that he went to Carles Puigdemont's office on October 24 and 26, 2017, with Russian citizens, possibly linked to the country's intelligence services, including diplomat Nikolai Sadovnikov, close to the Kremlin. According to statements on the program, he offered at a second meeting, which was also attended by Elsa Artadi, not only military and political aid to a hypothetical independent Catalonia, but even a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin .
Terradellas took full responsibility for the meetings, denying that he had been commissioned by President Carles Puigdemont. But from a time perspective, it is clear that the delusion of seeking Russia's recognition of an independent Catalonia and the complicity in creating a cryptocurrency system to deal with the financing of the new independent country is a relevant fact. At the time of these meetings, Russia was trying to weaken the EU, after favoring Donald Trump's victory in the United States, so all this information does not help to make Brussels look sympathetically at independence. .
It cost me less to remove the stain from my jacket than it would cost the sovereignty to clean this stain. J.D. Salinger writes in The Watchman in the Rye Field that what distinguishes the foolish man from the sensible is that the former longs to die proudly for a cause, while the latter aspires to live humbly for it. All this nonsense about the Russians at the gates of the failed declaration of independence demonstrates the degree of improvisation and irresponsibility of those who thought that emotions can do anything, and that in their name everything is worth everything. Going to the Russians was a delusion, but no one considered it a joke.