Germany suspects Russians spied on Ukrainian soldiers in formation

Moscow will have spied on the training of Ukrainian soldiers in Germany. According to Spiegel magazine, suspicious vehicles were detected outside two locations where training was taking place: Idar-Oberstein (Rhineland-Palatinate) and Grafenwoehr (Bavaria).

According to Der Spiegel, German security forces detected suspicious vehicles outside two locations where Kyiv recruits were training. Small drones were also used to fly over the sites and scanners to try to access the cell phones of Ukrainian soldiers, adds the magazine, which does not cite any source.

The two training sites allegedly spied on are Idar-Oberstein (Rhineland-Palatinate) and Grafenwoehr (Bavaria), run by the US army.

The German military counter-intelligence service MAD also fears that the Russian services are trying to eliminate opponents who have fled Russia for refuge in Germany, or possible defectors from the security forces.

Germany has been the scene of several espionage cases in recent years, attributed to Russian intelligence services.

On Thursday, the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, visited a military base in Germany where Ukrainian soldiers are being trained, taking the opportunity to mention the importance of this type of actions in supporting Kyiv’s resistance to the Russian invasion.

The war in Ukraine, which has now entered its sixth month, has forced nearly 13 million people to flee – more than six million internally displaced people and almost seven million to neighboring countries – according to the latest UN data, which ranks this refugee crisis as the worst in Europe since the Second World War (1939-1945).

Source: With Agencies


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