The Embassy of Russia in Spain tried this Friday ridiculed the open research in the National court by the alleged presence in Catalonia of spies in the Russian Army after revealing THE COUNTRY new data on trips to Barcelona from suspected agents of the Unit 29155. “In relation to the relentless work of researchers of THE COUNTRY to discover the origins of the crisis of Catalan in Russia, we would like to draw your attention on a fact developer”, they say in a tweet released on the profile official of the legation diplomatic in Spain.
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“There is a coincidence is suspicious: the number of the alleged Russian unit (...), 155, which in itself creates a new reality”, says with sarcasm in reference to the article of the Spanish Constitution that the Government of Mariano Rajoy, entered into service in October 2017, to take control of the government after the unilateral declaration of independence from the Government of Carles Puigdemont. “Then, to follow that track”, concluded with supposed irony.
During the ‘procés’
The National Audience began last September, a research on the presence of agents of the Russian secret service in Catalonia in key moments of the procés. The case was classified as secret by the judge Manuel Garcia-Castellon, and has as main objective to the alleged activities of the members of the military group in Spain. At least three of its members were detected in Catalonia between November 2016 and December 2017, according to the data obtained by this newspaper together with the network of investigative journalists Bellingcat and Civic Media, a foundation that is linked to this. This is the general Denis Serguéiev, alias Sergey Fedótov, that moved on two occasions to Catalonia; and the agents Alexey Kalinin and Michael Opryshko.
Moscow has repeatedly refused the presence of their agents in the cases investigated by western intelligence. From his involvement in the poisoning in march 2018 of the former Russian spy Sergey Skripal on british soil, where members of his military secret service (known as GRU) were identified, the hacking of the World anti-Doping Agency, with headquarters in Switzerland. Also they have been involved with a coup attempt in Montenegro, the attempted murder of a manufacturer of weapons Bulgarian and a destabilization campaign in Moldova.Updated Date: 28 December 2019, 00:00