MADRID — Spain’s ambassador to the United Kingdom resigned Thursday amid increasing calls for him to be sacked over his handling of 75 deaths in a 2003 crash of a military jet.
Ambassador Federico Trillo said he decided to step down “in order not to interfere with the government’s work.”
Trillo was chosen for the London job by the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in 2012. He was Spain’s defense minister when a Yak-42 aircraft crashed in Northeast Turkey in 2003, killing 62 Spanish soldiers returning from a mission in Afghanistan and 13 crew members from Ukraine and Belarus.
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Source: The News