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Faeser warns of menace from Russia – defend upcoming elections

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Nancy Faeser accuses the Kremlin of intentionally selling refugee actions to Western Europe: “Russia also wants to destabilize the West through migration,” stated the Interior Minister. In the course of the upcoming elections, she needs to more and more depend on the usage of AI towards disinformation campaigns.

BInterior Minister Nancy Faeser has warned of rising risks from Russia's hybrid warfare. “We are actually experiencing a new dimension of threats from Russian aggression,” stated the SPD politician to the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”. “We see attempts to exert influence through lies and through massive disinformation. But espionage is also at least as active,” stated Faeser. At the identical time, she accused the Kremlin of particularly selling refugee actions to Western Europe: “Russia also wants to destabilize the West with migration.”

The federal authorities will arm itself extra strongly towards Russia's affect in Western Europe within the coming months, the minister introduced. Protecting the upcoming elections is especially vital. “We must ensure that there are no hacker attacks on election authorities or on the transmission of election results.”

The European elections will happen in June, adopted by state elections in Saxony, Thuringia and Brandenburg in September. When it involves safety, Faeser depends on the elevated use of synthetic intelligence towards disinformation campaigns. At the identical time, she opposed cuts in her finances for 2025.

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Faeser additionally accused the AfD of being near Putin, which AfD chief Alice Weidel denied in a dpa interview. “The AfD worships Putin and despises modern Germany,” stated the minister. The celebration has “largely radicalized from an anti-Euro party to an anti-Basic Law party.”

Faeser additionally didn’t rule out banning proceedings towards the AfD. “If a party wants to aggressively overcome the basic democratic order, it can be banned by the Federal Constitutional Court. If the radicalization of the AfD continues, that is an option that our constitution provides for,” stated the minister.

The Office for the Protection of the Constitution observes the AfD celebration as a suspected right-wing extremist case, which was confirmed by the courtroom within the first occasion and is at present the topic of an enchantment earlier than the Münster Higher Administrative Court. In Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution has labeled the respective AfD regional affiliation as a confirmed right-wing extremist effort.