For what he committed, the man faces up to 20 years in prison.
Court of Spain placed a 74-year-old pensioner in custody, who is suspected of sending postal envelopes with explosives. In particular, to the Ukrainian embassy.
This is reported by the publication DW.
The court charged the man with terrorist crimes aimed at “making Madrid stop supporting Kyiv in the fight against Russian aggression.” He is also accused of making and using explosive devices.
The pensioner was placed in custody so that he “does not flee to “Russian territory”. The police are currently searching his place of residence in Burgos. It is noted that if the suspect is found guilty, he will face up to 20 years in prison.
According to mass media, a man was arrested on January 25 in the city of Miranda de Ebro in the north of the country. He is a citizen of Spain. The media write that he allegedly acted alone and is not connected to any group.
The publication La Sexta writes that the detainee worked as an official of the city council of Vitoria, near Miranda de Ebro. He lived alone. Nothing is known about his affiliation to any political group.
Sending bomb letters in Spain
November 30, 2022 a package with explosives arrived to the Ukrainian ambassador in Spain Serhiy Pogoreltsev. His secretary called a security guard. Then one of the employees of the diplomatic service was injured.
Already on December 1, it became known that explosives were also found in letters addressed to the Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. In total, the package arrived at the US Embassy in Madrid.
In addition, the parcel with the bomb was also addressed satellite center of the European Union. This is a key institution that provides strategic information to Ukrainian troops.
The New York Times, citing high-ranking officials in the United States, reported that the Russian Federation is involved in the sending of letter bombs in Spain. In particular, Russian intelligence and far-right organizations in the EU.