Berlin invited the EU to introduce new sanctions against Russia


Berlin invited the EU to jointly impose new sanctions against Russia for a cyber attack on the German Bundestag, allegedly committed by Moscow in the spring of 2015. However, as reported by German media, Brussels is in no hurry to make a final decision on this matter.


The German government is confident that the military intelligence of Russia (GRU) is behind this cyber attack. On May 5, 2020, the German Federal Prosecutor's Office issued a warrant for the arrest of Russian Dmitry Badin. The agency calls him a member of the hacker group ART28 and believes that it was he who led the cyber attack.

When the European Union will decide on a decision is unknown. But if sanctions are approved, then this will be the first case of the introduction of EU restrictions on cyber attacks. The relevant changes to European law were introduced in 2017, but have never been applied.

Representatives of the Left faction in the Bundestag requested the government to clarify the essence of the claims against Russia. But the government limited itself to ornate and vague language, for which there was not even a hint of specificity. The official response stated that "the government has justified the proposal to impose sanctions within the EU with materials received both from intelligence services and from public sources."

It should be added that in May 2020, in connection with a cyber attack of five years ago, the Russian ambassador to Berlin was summoned to the German Foreign Ministry. At the same time, Moscow drew attention to the unproven accusations. Moreover, Berlin itself admitted that there is no evidence. But the Germans still wanted to impose sanctions, and even attach other Europeans to this.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 12 July 2020 18: 56
    +1
    Moreover, Berlin itself admitted that there is no evidence. But the Germans still wanted to impose sanctions, and even attach other Europeans to this.

    That they are served before the authorities. Say, look, we are our own, bourgeois, do not strangle our economy, please, or at least loosen our grip.
  2. Siberian southerner (Sergey A) 12 July 2020 20: 07
    +3
    And will they be introduced in 1945?
    1. AICO Offline AICO
      AICO (Vyacheslav) 12 July 2020 21: 32
      +6
      For 45 they have to pay back - we are still burying, and as you know, the war is not over until the last soldier is buried !!!
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  4. Siberian southerner (Sergey A) 12 July 2020 20: 11
    +3
    The arias were crushed, tolerated. request
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 13 July 2020 09: 23
      0
      What kind of arias are they? Impostors! Arias are Russians and Tajiks, according to esotericists.
  5. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 12 July 2020 20: 19
    +5
    with a cyber attack of five years ago

    They would have imposed sanctions for the capture of Berlin!
  6. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 12 July 2020 23: 04
    +4
    Merkelikha, her cell phone conversations and all her correspondence, Americans have been cyber spying all these years - This is a PROVEN FACT, revealed by the German state security service! winked
    Because of this shameless American cyber espionage, it was even necessary to replace the "bug" cell phone of the Bundescanzlerin with a special, German "firmware", as if already without the "tabs" spying on Angelka! yes
    But the Germans clearly have the guts to declare US "sanctions" for the proven daily cyberattacks on official and personal negotiations and Merkel's correspondence ?! request
    Now here are the "brave" Berlin "switchmen" trying to UNDERSTANDING "take revenge" on Russia for American sins ?!

    Well, the German Boska, is she strong to know, since she barks at the Kremlin ?!
    smile
  7. Wanderer039 Offline Wanderer039
    Wanderer039 13 July 2020 22: 24
    +3
    In this case, it’s time for the Russian Federation to introduce additional sanctions against the EU, and you can start with the ban on importing Mercedes-600s and 500s into the Russian Federation. Russia will do without them, and given the power of the engines on these cars, like a truck, the Russian Federation he will also win by saving the air of his cities from senseless pollution. Mercedes-600 and 500, this is not a means of primary necessity and not a means of transportation, these are show-offs of a number of not too pleasant and law-abiding people ... They will manage without show-offs ... and the Russian Federation will only benefit from this.