The newspaper El Mundo writes about this, citing sources.

“Madrid knew from day one about the presence of a pilot in Spain,” one of the Spanish officials told the publication.

The discovery of a man's corpse in Spain became known on February 19.

It was reported that Kuzminov could have been killed, but this information was not confirmed by official sources.

A number of officials in Russia, including Medvedev, spoke out about the incident.

The newspaper El Mundo reported that the Russian defector spent at most several days in the municipality of Villajoyosa, where his body was found.