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Germany appoints Russian ambassador for cyber attack to parliament in 2015

May 28, 2020

This Thursday, the German government asked the Russian ambassador in Berlin to transfer his protest against the cyber attack against the parliament in 2015, from which Moscow has already distanced itself according to the public suspicion of German investigators.

According to Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose office was hit by the “hackers”, there is “solid” evidence linking Russia to this attack. In particular, the investigation by the public prosecutor’s office had led to the Russian military intelligence service (GRU).

A day after the Russian embassy rejected the allegations – “hackneyed history,” he said – its chief representative, Sergei Nechayev, was called to the headquarters of the German foreign ministry, where he met with the deputy minister. Miguel Berger.

Germany appoints Russian ambassador for cyber attack to parliament in 2015
Germany appoints Russian ambassador for cyber attack to parliament in 2015

Berger has informed Nechayev that the German executive will seek sanctions from the European Union “against those responsible for the attack on the Bundestag”, including Dimitri Badin, against whom the public prosecutor issued an arrest warrant on May 5.

Berlin suspects that Badim, together with “unknown persons”, launched an attack on behalf of the “secret service of a foreign power”. According to the investigators, the accused would be part of the APT28 group of hackers and “there are strong signs” that he was working for the GRU at the time of the cyber attack.

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