The German foreign Ministry summoned the Russian Ambassador because of a hacker attack on the Bundestag
The German foreign Ministry summoned the Russian Ambassador Sergey Nechayev's something about the hacker attack on the Bundestag in 2015.
The German foreign Ministry claims that the attack made the alleged member of the group ART28 Dmitry badin, who was at that time an employee of the GRU.
The foreign Ministry said that it has evidence, but has not released them.
The German government has announced its intention to assess the case for background investigation "of the so-called murder in the Tiergarten" and reserved the right to take action.
Earlier, German prosecutors issued an international arrest warrant for Badin, who is also wanted by the FBI. In the US, the Russians referred to a group of hackers. The FBI said that badin is a member of Russian military intelligence.
Magazine Spiegel wrote that the hackers copied the email correspondence of the parliamentary office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel from 2012 to 2015. Merkel herself has called the hacking of unpleasant in the context of its desire to develop relations with Russia.
However, she declared the intention to continue cooperation between the two countries.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Berlin did not provide evidence of Russian involvement and called the charges unsubstantiated.
The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky called the accusations a new manifestation is highly likely.
"It's such postpandemic "cold shower", an attempt to return everything to normal in the Western world, where Russia completely unfairly accused of all sins on the basis of mere speculation," he said.
According to him, if we really go about any sanctions from Berlin, it will be ill-conceived and destructive step, the artificial irritant in relations between Russia and Germany.