Now, the official Madrid is forced to announce that no evidence of external (Russian) intervention in the Catalan process has been revealed to date. But the Spanish Foreign Ministry continues to insist that "the intervention was."
RIA News cites the statement by the Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis, expressed at a meeting in Brussels.
We have no evidence of Moscow’s involvement in suspicious Internet traffic. But we know where this traffic is coming from, it is connected to networks whose distribution points are located in Russia, we shared this information with the Russian authorities. 50% of suspicious traffic came from Russia, 30% came from Venezuela. Only 3% accounts launched to cover Catalan events were real.
Now for Madrid, statements about the alleged influence of “Russian social networks” are becoming the main excuse for a failed policy in relations with Catalonia. Surprisingly, Pucdemona has not yet been called an "avatar" from Russian social networks, which provoked the protest marches of other avatars in Barcelona ...