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Spanish court sentences sender of letter bombs to Ukrainian embassy

A 74-year-old Spanish national was earlier detained in the city of Miranda de Ebro

MADRID, January 27. /TASS/. Spain’s National Court said on Friday it has ruled to incarcerate a man suspected of sending letters with explosive substances to the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid and other Spanish institutions.

According to the court, the judge pronounced the verdict, sentencing the man to prison time for sending six letters with explosive substances.

A 74-year-old Spanish national was detained in Miranda de Ebro, a city in the autonomous community of Castile and Leon, on Wednesday. According to preliminary data from police, the man acted on his own, but the probe continues. According to local media, he previously worked at the mayor’s office of the Basque Country’s capital city, Vittoria.

An explosion rocked the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid when a mission employee opened a letter containing a makeshift bomb addressed to the ambassador. The employee received a minor wound.

Apart from that, such envelopes were also sent to an air base in Torrejon de Ardoz, to the Spanish weapons company Instalaza, to Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, and Defense Minister Margarita Robles. A parcel with an explosive device was also intercepted at the US embassy in Madrid.