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Spanish man accused of sending letter bombs denied bail over risk of fleeing to Russia

Alleged actions of man, 74, were an attempt to force Spanish authorities ‘to abstain from supporting Ukraine’

A 74-year-old Spanish man accused of sending six letter bombs and explosive devices to targets including the Ukrainian and US embassies and the office of the Spanish prime minister last year has been denied bail because of the risk that he could flee to Russia.

Police in northern Spain arrested the man on Wednesday in connection with the devices, the remainder of which were sent to the defence minister, an airbase near Madrid, and a weapons company that manufactures the C90 rocket launchers that have been donated to Ukraine.

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