The 74-year-old retiree Pompeyo González has denied this Thursday in the trial that he was the one who sent explosive letters between November and December 2022 to the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, to the Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, and to various institutions for their support to Ukraine.

The National Court has held the trial of Pompeyo González, a retired Vitoria City Council official, detained on January 25, 2023 at his home in Miranda de Ebro (Burgos), who stressed: “I did not want to alter public peace or destabilize the democratic system, such nonsense has not occurred to me.”

The prosecutor and the lawyer for the prosecution carried out by the Victims of Terrorism Association have maintained their request for 22 and 24 years in prison, respectively, for the accused for crimes of terrorism and manufacturing, possession, placement and use of explosive and flammable devices. or arsonists for terrorist purposes.

Pompeyo González has assured that he has no knowledge of the manufacture of explosive devices and has denied that he sent the letters from Burgos.

They were received at the Moncloa Palace addressed to Pedro Sánchez, to the company Instalaza de Zaragoza -dedicated to the manufacture of military material used by the Ukrainian army-, to the director of the Satellite Center of the Torrejón de Ardoz air base (Madrid), to the Ministry of Defense and to the ambassadors of the United States and Ukraine in Spain.

All the devices were detected and deactivated except for the one received at the Ukrainian Embassy in Madrid, which exploded, injuring the head of security at the Ukrainian Embassy.

The accused has indicated that he bought 25 or 30 envelopes and a hundred labels to store postcards but not for these shipments and that the drill bits and other metal elements were acquired for “jobs” and because he is a DIY enthusiast and at that time he was building a kind of helipad for a drone it has.

He added that since his house is small, he threw away many of these effects, as well as three boxes of matches of one hundred units each that he bought to make a flare that he wanted to put on the drone as an experiment. He has commented that anyone could take the envelopes from the trash that already had his fingerprints on them but that he did not use them to put the artifacts.

Pompeyo González has denied that he searched the internet for how to make a package bomb. “I looked up how to make a flare and on the internet you can even find out how to make an atomic bomb and missiles.” Asked why he acquired a kilo of pure potassium nitrate in July 2022, he assured that he used it for cleaning.

Regarding the internet searches he carried out on aid to Ukraine from the Spanish Government, institutions and companies, he has indicated that they were only due to a particular investigative interest, as he is now doing with the war in Gaza, and that although he would like to speak Russian, he only knows how to say “thank you” in that language.