Attacks: letter bombs in Spain - connection with Ukraine war?

According to Spain's Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska, he does not rule out that the series of letter bombs in his country is connected to the war in Ukraine.

Attacks: letter bombs in Spain - connection with Ukraine war?

According to Spain's Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska, he does not rule out that the series of letter bombs in his country is connected to the war in Ukraine.

The minister wrote in a message to his EU colleagues and the EU Commission that the six letter bombs sent to leading politicians and embassies, among others, could have something to do with the Russian invasion, the Europa Press news agency reported. The ministry confirmed the report on request.

Letter bombs were homemade

According to media reports, the shipments contained homemade mechanisms containing a relatively small amount of pyrotechnic material and small metal balls. The newspaper "El País" and the state TV broadcaster RTVE wrote, citing police circles, that opening would not cause an explosion, but rather a flash of flame.

Only one of the broadcasts was triggered in the garden of the Ukrainian embassy on Wednesday and injured a security officer on the hand. There was initially no information about the possible sender and no one claimed responsibility for the crimes.

The possible connection with the Ukraine war resulted from the addressees. These included the Ukrainian Embassy, ​​a defense company whose products were supplied to Ukraine, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, Defense Minister Margarita Robles, the EU Satellite Center at Torrejón Air Force Base and the US Embassy.

While Robles did not specifically mention the series of dangerous letters during a visit to Ukraine on Wednesday, he did stress that Spain remains firmly on Ukraine's side. "We will continue to help, like all EU and NATO countries, because we consider Ukraine's cause to be just, the cause of peace and freedom," said Robles.

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