Thursday, January 26, 2023

Incendiary letters fill Spanish with panic

first hypothesis of Spanish authorities on the authorship of the incendiary letters That they were in suspense for two days is getting hazy as the police investigation progresses.

This is not, as was initially thought, either a Kremlin spy or a Western anti-terrorist group., So far, Spanish police investigations indicate that six letters filled with pyrotechnic material were sent from Spain.

“There are indications that the origin (of the letters) comes from Spanish territory,” Minister of State for Security Rafael Perez told AFP, who stressed that the alert must be maintained to guarantee the safety of compatriots.

Investigation indicates letters case will be a different caseOr it could be pro-Russian residents in Spain who disapprove of that country’s government’s support for Ukraine in its war against Russia.

least This is where the leads collected include action point information And the places where the letters were sent: at the Torrejón de Ardoz base, the Ministry of Defense and the United States Embassy, ​​as well as the Ukrainian Embassy in Madrid and a company in Zaragoza that helps Kyiv’s troops with weapons against the Russians.

Serhiy Pohoreltsev, Ambassador of Ukraine to Spain Russia was publicly held responsible for these incidents. affirming that they knew the “terrorist methods of the aggressor country”.

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tightening security, Spanish officials said only one person was injured in the explosion of these letters. This happened with the letter delivered on Wednesday.

“The person in charge of security, the person who usually opens the correspondence (…), had proceeded to open that envelope in the embassy garden itself, when the explosion occurred, causing a small wound on the right hand”, Gonzalez explained on Telemadrid.

What’s in the letters?

Analysis of the contents of the letters by explosives experts from the Spanish police shows that The power of the missiles is not enough to destroy a building or an office with an explosion, but to produce fire or minor damage to the recipients of this correspondence.

According to experts, these letters have similar features: they are brown envelopes and their calligraphy is similar. Inside they have pyrotechnic material that is used to ignite, not explode.

The letters have common elements between 10 cm wide, 15 tall and 10 cm thick. The data was written by hand and with a blue pen. Furthermore, in order to erase all traces, the alleged perpetrators sent the letters via the National Courier Service so as not to arouse suspicion, and were given a national seal, although police also suspect that at least four of the letters were sent by them. were sent. Same person and registered address is one email.

strengthen security

Threatening letters laden with incendiary material sent to Spanish government officials, including President Pedro Sánchez, The order led to the strengthening of security in buildings and areas Keys to the Spanish Government. Even his Ukrainian counterpart ordered a doubling of efforts to prevent further attacks of this type.

“Minister Dmytro Kuleba has ordered the security of all Ukrainian embassies to be strengthened. It has also asked the Spanish authorities to urgently investigate the attack,” said Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolaenko.

thursday afternoon was like this Spanish police officers took to the streets in large numbers To guarantee that none of these letters would arrive, however, Minister Pérez expressed that a terrorism alert would not be declared, leading to special measures being taken in the cities.

On the other hand, the Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles specified These violent actions will not change Spain’s support for Ukraine In a war that is 10 months old, “because the commitment is firm and clear.”

Beyond sending letters The Spanish government called on the public to remain calm And don’t fall in the chains of false information

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Letters containing incendiary material have been seized by the police.

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