I worried that it might not be clear to those who didn't read the story with the events to which they return here, but I also didn't want to make the story a re-write of those events. It seems that my attempt of finding a golden solution of explaining but not going into too many details failed.
Oh, well, that's the risk when writing something so strongly set in one's universe
Thanks for reading anyway
In a Cardassian library
or in a Cardassian gallery
"Reagan, it appears, is really only an ardent unionist if the unions in question are in Poland" - Stephen King, Skeleton Crew