In the Bundestag Merkel urged to abandon the "Nord stream — 2"
Deputy head of the faction of Free democratic party (FDP) in the Bundestag Alexander Lambsdorff urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to abandon the project "Nord stream - 2" in connection with a murder case in Berlin in 2019, the charges which brought the Russian.
Earlier, the Prosecutor's office of Germany announced that it had sent to the court of Berlin a case of a citizen of Russia, who is accused of murder of the citizen of Georgia committed 23 Aug last year. According to German investigators, the Russians got the job "from the state departments of the government of the Russian Federation "about the elimination by 2016 refugee status of a citizen of Georgia on 18 July 2019, the victim was headed by "the Chechen police in the fight against Russia," the statement reads. As indicated in the statement of the Prosecutor General, of the killed citizen of Georgia, "Russian authorities have ranked... to terrorists and accused him of membership in a terrorist group "Caucasus Emirate" (banned in Russia)".
"That's why we... call on the Chancellor today to discuss with other European countries on the EU summit, which may be a joint response... to the Chancellor, of course, difficult to convince other Europeans to react harshly at the same time, when being completed the "Nord stream – 2" is the pipeline through which Russia will deliver the gas, and the Euro - from Berlin to Moscow," he added.
"The Chancellor is very well aware of Vladimir Putin, she knows Russian, speak Russian well, and she knows well that Russia's policy unfriendly to Germany and the European Union... So I don't understand why she and her government so long allowed this pipeline project to continue. I believe that this must be stopped," - said the politician.
According to German investigators, to run the job on the Russians on August 17 last year, left Moscow to Paris on August 20 he left the French capital to Warsaw. On the morning of 22 August, he left Warsaw and not yet installed by arrived in Berlin, according to the investigation.
According to him, for entry into the Schengen area, he used documents in the name Vadim S. passport was issued on 18 July 2019 migration service in the city of Bryansk, July 30 at the passport have been stamped with the visa at the French Embassy in Moscow. According to the investigation, in the Tiergarten Park August 23, 2020 Vadim K. pulled up to the citizen of Georgia on the bike and shot him with a pistol Glock 26 with a silencer. The victim died on the spot. The accused was arrested shortly near the scene. From 24 August 2019, he is in pretrial detention.
Last year, Germany declared persona non grata two employees of the Russian Embassy in Berlin in connection with the murder of 40-year-old Georgian citizen Zelimkhan khangoshvili, which was committed in the German capital on August 23. Immediately after the murder in Berlin, was arrested a suspect, who, according to prosecutors, is a 49-year-old Russian.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that questions about the results khangoshvili, who is suspected of Russia in terrorist activities were discussed with Germany "on the level of intelligence repeatedly" but "a formal request through the Prosecutor's office did not, because our competent authorities considered it to be meaningless," with prior "negative response". As noted earlier, the Russian leader, who was killed in Berlin took an active part in the hostilities on the side of separatists in the Caucasus, and was one of the organizers of the explosions in the Moscow metro.
Putin noted that this man was wanted, Russia has repeatedly appealed to Germany with a request to give it, but did not find understanding. According to him, Russia will "do everything in order to understand this" and to help German colleagues in the investigation.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in the winter of this year, said that the approval of the authorities of Germany on unsatisfactory level of cooperation of agencies of the Russian Federation in the murder investigation khangoshvili is incorrect "contacts in this case was carried out from August 2019 through partnership channels established between the intelligence services of Russia and Germany".