Rarely has a trip by the President of the Government been organized with such secrecy. To the secrecy that in itself characterizes Moncloa since the arrival of Pedro Sanchezadded to the high degree of security surrounding the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky.
The British and American intelligence services are in charge of his protection, along with the Ukrainian security forces, aware that he is the most wanted man in the world. Hence, details do not transcend, beyond some small leak, or schedules, or places, or anything. Only OKDIARIO advanced yesterday that Sánchez already He was traveling to Ukraine while Moncloa denied it.
At half past eight in the morning this Thursday, when the train in the Sánchez that has traveled all night has arrived at the kyiv Station, the Secretary of State for Communication reported its arrival together with the Prime Minister of Denmark , Mette Fredriksen.
Both have gotten off the train very quickly. A first photograph was taken at the station, he greeted the Spanish chef Jose Andres that gives food to the volunteers and affected and they have climbed into a black van with tinted windows to go to Borodianka, one of the cities affected by the bombing, about fifty minutes from kyiv. On the way, in the car, they have left behind Bucha and Irpin, two of the most massacred cities.
Under a long black jacket, which protects him from the cold that it is these days in kyiv, Pedro Sánchez wears one of the safest bulletproof vests what is on the market. Volodymyr Zelensky remains the main target of Vladimir Putin and there are suspicions that the Russian president is going to intensify efforts to assassinate him. Being by his side, then, is already a risk.
For this reason, on this trip, beyond the security that accompanies the chief executive, it is the British, American and Ukrainian services that are in charge of the Spanish president’s stay in Ukraine minute by minute. Few know the details of what is going to happen an hour in advance. Without going any further, for the joint press conference that they will offer, journalists have been summoned to a secret point in the city from where the Ukrainian Army will transfer them to the place of appearance.
with the GEOs
In addition to his usual escorts and the device that the Ukrainian Government and its collaborators have put in place for the protection of the head of the Spanish Executive, Pedro Sánchez also travels accompanied by dozens of GEO agents, the elite unit of the Police. They are officials specialized in situations of maximum risk and stress. It is not very common for them to be part of his entourage. Before they had recommended that the trip not take place.
Some of these agents have traveled with Sánchez from Malaga to kyiv. Others were already waiting in a hotel in the center of the capital. The entourage flew to Rzészow airport, where there is a NATO base, traveled by road across the border to Lviv and from there they traveled on a ten-hour night train, which left a little after eleven o’clock at night, to Kyiv.