Copyright © 2021 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Putin is at war with West, German intelligence chief says

German intelligence chief Bruno Kahl has said that Putin “declared war” on the West, Spiegel reports.

The heads of the Federal Intelligence Service, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution and military counterintelligence warned against further Russian actions, saying that political assassinations in Germany are also possible.

Putin’s actions are “a declaration of war against the entire free, democratic world,” said Bruno Kahl, head of the Federal Intelligence Service (BND). “A smoldering systemic rivalry has turned into an open struggle,” said Thomas Haldenwang, president of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution.

Both heads of the agencies spoke at the hearing in the Bundestag. Once a year, the parliamentary oversight body, which usually meets only in closed session, meets in public and asks the three heads of the federal intelligence services – the BND, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) and the Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD) – for their assessment of the current situation in the country.

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!
Total
0
Shares
Related Posts