Spain: Add three explosive letters, after explosion in the Ukrainian embassy

The security systems of the Torrejón de Ardoz Air Base, in Madrid, detected the early morning of this Thursday a third suspicious envelope in the satellite building, that could contain some type of mechanism inside, according to what they informed the agency Europe Press police sources

The package was detected between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. in the scanner at these military facilities and adds to the letter that exploded on Wednesday at the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid and which was received by the Zaragoza company Instalanza, dedicated to the design and manufacture of infantry military material.

Members of the National Police and the Civil Guard went to the base to secure the area, and police investigators are already analyzing the envelope, which was addressed to the Satellite Center.

On Wednesday, an employee of the Ukrainian Embassy in Madrid was slightly injured after the explosion of a homemade device that It was in an envelope that arrived at the headquarters of the diplomatic legation.

The explosive was in an envelope that the injured employee received and it exploded when he opened it, which caused him injuries, of which he was treated in a hospital in the capital, where he arrived on his own foot, and shortly after he was discharged.

The envelope was addressed to the ambassador but it didn’t go through the scanner, it was opened by the security guard in the embassy garden.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry urged the Spanish authorities to investigate the explosion of the device. In a message on Facebook collected by the Ukrainian agencies, the Foreign Affairs spokesman, Oleg Nikolenko, pointed out that the head of Ukrainian diplomacy, Dmytro Kuleba, “made a call to his Spanish counterpart to take urgent steps to investigate the attack on the Ukrainian diplomatic mission.”

I add that Kuleba “gave instructions to Urgently strengthen security at all Ukrainian embassies abroad.”

“The minister also stressed that whoever is behind this explosion will not be able to intimidate Ukrainian diplomats nor stop their daily work to strengthen Ukraine and counter Russian aggression,” the statement added.

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On Wednesday afternoon, the Instalaza company, located on Monreal street in the city of Zaragoza, in the autonomous community of Aragon, he received an envelope with similar characteristics to the one that arrived at the Ukrainian embassy.

Instalaza is a company from Zaragoza that is dedicated to design and manufacture of infantry military material. The company began its activity in 1943 and is based in the Aragonese capital.

explosives technicians they detonated the package in a controlled manner, without causing injuries.

(With information from Europa Press, EFE Y Aristegui News)