Russia says it has “summoned” the German ambassador after listening to the German army who spoke of sending Taurus missiles to Ukraine | EUROtoday

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What they name in Berlin “hybrid attack” of Russia in opposition to safety in Germany It additionally appears that it’ll grow to be a diplomatic disaster of the primary order. At least that's what they wish to make it appear in Moscow.

And at this level, two years after the beginning of Moscow's unlawful warfare of aggression in opposition to Ukraine, little or nothing appears able to additional degrading the German-Russian relationship. However, the truth that Russia has had entry to inner conversations of German army officers discussing, amongst different issues, the sending of misiles Taurus to Ukraine represents an sudden flip of unsure penalties.

The eavesdropping case transcends over the weekend. In the German Ministry of Defense, within the arms of the social democratic politician Boris Pistorius, are presently analyzing what kind of knowledge was accessed by the Russian participant who sneaked right into a digital assembly of a number of senior German army officers. The dialog lasted 38 minutes. Nobody realized they had been being spied on.

In this context, this Monday, the German ambassador in Moscow, Alexander Graff Lambsdorff, had an appointment on the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, based on the German press. However, the Russian media offered the assembly as a “call” – with the diplomatic burden that this entails.

Thus, based on the Russian state info company Tass, another organ of the propaganda community of the regime of Vladimir PutinLambsdorff “had been summoned following a conversation between officers of the armed forces about the attacks on the Crimean bridge without any comment.” That is, apparently, one other of the subjects that the army spied on by a Russian listener addressed within the leaked assembly, dated February 19. In the decision, The German army additionally talked about coaching Ukrainian troopers in using Taurus missiles.

The supply of those precision and long-range weapons to Ukraine to defend itself in opposition to the Russian invasion has been producing intense debate in Germany for months. Chancellor Scholz has needed to come to the fore to defend his refusal to ship these missiles, produced by the German-Swedish agency Taurus Systems.

Just as when Germany is debating whether or not or to not ship Leopard tanks, the Federal Chancellery considers that the sending of those missiles would carry Germany too near being a part of the battle. “We should not be linked at any time or in any place to the objectives that this system achieves,” Scholz mentioned in current statements to the Deutsche Presse Agentur press company in protection of his no to ship these weapons to Ukraine. The chancellor rejects any “kind of involvement” within the warfare.

Other nations, such because the United Kingdom and France, have already made accessible to Ukraine armament equal to the Taurus with out this having generated a debate there just like the German one about an eventual British or Gallic participation within the warfare in opposition to the Russian invader.