Germany Launches Probe into Leak of UK Military Tactics in Ukraine, MP Deems Security Breach Worrying
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By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies

British Soldiers’ Presence and Tactics Disclosed in Leaked Call Authenticated by Berlin

Berlin, Germany – A leak exposing a conversation revealing the United Kingdom’s military activities in Ukraine has prompted a thorough investigation by German authorities. A prominent Conservative MP has labeled the disclosure as a “security breach that is worrying on several levels.”

According to the leaked information from a top-secret call involving German air force officers, authenticated by Berlin, British soldiers are actively involved on the ground in Ukraine, assisting Kyiv’s forces in deploying long-range Storm Shadow missiles. The leak, initially reported in Russian media, raises concerns about the exposure of sensitive military tactics.

In the leaked conversation, Lt Gen Ingo Gerhartz, the head of the German air force, details the collaboration between the UK and Ukraine in firing Storm Shadow missiles against targets behind Russian lines. “When it comes to mission planning,” Gerhartz states, “I know how the English do it, they do it completely in reach back. They also have a few people on the ground; they do that, the French don’t.”

Germany’s defense minister, Boris Pistorius, has described the leak as part of Russia’s “information war” against the West, emphasizing its intent to “undermine our resolve.” The German government, seeking to contain the domestic fallout, has pledged a swift investigation into how a conversation among top military personnel was intercepted and publicly disclosed.

Reports from German media suggest that the officers were meeting on the WebEx platform when the leak occurred. A spokesperson for the German defense ministry informed Bild newspaper, “There are indications that an insufficiently secure means of communication was used given the content that was discussed. This is, among other things, the subject of further investigations.”

The revelation has sparked concerns about the security of communication channels among military personnel and the potential impact on ongoing operations in the region. As the investigation unfolds, the UK and Germany will closely scrutinize the breach and its implications for their joint efforts in Ukraine.

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