Russia says it summoned the German ambassador after listening to

Russia says it “summoned” the German ambassador after listening to the German military talk about sending Taurus missiles to Ukraine

The diplomat had an appointment at the Russian Foreign Ministry before this episode

What they call “hybrid attack” in Berlin Russia against security in Germany It also seems that there will be a diplomatic crisis of the first order. At least that's how they want to make it seem in Moscow.

And at this point, two years after Moscow's illegal war of aggression against Ukraine began, little or nothing seems capable of further deteriorating German-Russian relations. However, the fact that Russia had access to internal discussions of the German military, in which, among other things, the deployment of military personnel was discussed, cannot be overlooked Taurus rockets to Ukraine represents an unexpected turn of events with uncertain consequences.

The wiretapping case came to light over the weekend. In the German Defense Ministry, in the hands of the social democratic politician Boris Pistorius, are currently analyzing what type of information was accessed by the Russian participant who sneaked into a virtual meeting of several high-ranking German military officials. The conversation lasted 38 minutes. Nobody noticed that they were being spied on.

In this context, this Monday the German ambassador in Moscow, Alexander Graff LambsdorffAccording to the German press, he had an appointment at the Russian Foreign Ministry. However, Russian media portrayed the meeting as a “call” – with the associated diplomatic burden.

According to the Russian state information agency Tass, this is another organ of the regime's propaganda network Wladimir PutinLambsdorff was “summoned without comment by Bundeswehr officers after a conversation about the attacks on the Crimean Bridge.” This is apparently another topic raised by the military, which a Russian listener spied on in the leaked February 19 meeting. In the phone call, the German military also spoke about training Ukrainian soldiers in handling Taurus missiles.

The delivery of these precision and long-range weapons to Ukraine to defend against the Russian invasion has been the subject of heated debate in Germany for months. Chancellor Scholz had to come to the fore to defend his refusal to send these missiles from the German-Swedish company Taurus Systems.

Just as when Germany debated sending Leopard tanks, the Chancellery believes that sending these missiles would bring Germany too close to involvement in the conflict. “We should not be associated with the goals that this system achieves at any time or place,” Scholz said in recent statements to the German Press Agency, defending his refusal to send these weapons to Ukraine. The Chancellor rejects any “kind of participation” in the war.

Other countries such as the United Kingdom and France have already provided Ukraine Armament corresponds to the Taurus without this triggering a debate like the German one about possible British or French participation in the war against the Russian invader.