Six letter bombs sent to targets in Spain late last year were released by a Russian white supremacist militant group, according to US and European officials.
The bombs were aimed at the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, as well as the embassies of the United States and Ukraine, and the Ministry of Defense.
They were also sent to Instalaza, an arms manufacturer in Zaragoza that makes grenade launchers that Spain is ceding to Ukraine, and another to the Torrejón de Ardoz air base, in the Community of Madrid.
There was only one minor injury when an employee of the Ukrainian embassy opened one of the letters.
Investigators say Russian intelligence prompted the Russian Imperial Movement to send the letters.
It’s a radical group that has members and associates across Europe and military-style training centers in Russia.
Members of the group have visited Spain and police have been investigating links with far-right Spanish organizations.
The goal was to show that Russia could carry out terror attacks across Europe, including in the capitals of NATO member states like Madrid.
Spain has provided military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine, as well as diplomatic support.