Investigators believe Russia is behind letter bombs in Spain

by Lorraine Williamson
letter bombs target Ukraine in Spain

MADRID – Six letter bombs were delivered in Spain at the end of November and the beginning of December. European and American researchers believe that Russia is behind the recent bomb letter campaign in Spain.  

The letter bombs were delivered to various places. One ended up at the Ukrainian embassy, the Ministry of Defense, the official residence of Prime Minister Sánchez and the US embassy in Madrid. Thankfully, no one died in this. However, an employee of the Ukrainian embassy was slightly injured. 

One of the letter bombs was sent to Instalaza, a gunmaker in Zaragoza, northeastern Spain. The gunmaker makes grenade launchers that Spain donates to Ukraine, and another went to Torrejón de Ardoz air base outside Madrid. 

Russia is behind letter bombing in Spain 

According to The New York Times the researchers focused their research on the Russian Imperial Movement. This is a radical right-wing movement believed to have ties to Russian intelligence. Furthermore, according to the researchers, important members of the movement have been in Spain. 

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Signal 

US officials say the operation could be a signal from Russia that the country and its proxies might carry out more terrorist acts in Europe if countries continue to support Ukraine. 

The New York Times writes that there are no signs Moscow is willing to participate in widespread covert attacks or sabotage in Europe, which Russian officials believe could provoke a NATO response and potentially spark a costly wider conflict US and allied officials said. For the same reason, Russia’s Putin and his generals have not ordered a conventional strike against a NATO country. 

However, Spanish researchers have identified “persons of interest”. According to a senior US official, they suspect these individuals of having been involved in the attacks. 

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