Date: 6 months ago   Category: Elections

Germany has told about fear of Russia to interfere with the German elections


The head of the German Federal department of protection of the constitution (counterintelligence) Hans-George Maasen has said that Russia "has refrained from attempts to influence elections to the Bundestag". About it on Thursday, October 5, Epoch Times Europe reports. According to Maasen, in Moscow, apparently, have come to a conclusion that "political costs because of similar intervention were too high". Materials on teme01:38 — on September 25, 2017 Without svastiknemetsky far right for the first time since 1945 have appeared at vlasti30 August the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has said that the German intelligence hasn't shown any fact about intervention of Russia in an election campaign in Germany. "If to speak about the facts, then all know well, some time has become clear ago that German Chancellor was listened by the American intelligence agencies. I won't remember that the German counterintelligence has told something about this established fact" — the minister has noted. Three days before Maasen noted that the Russian intelligence agencies show high activity in Germany and can try to affect results of the upcoming elections in the Bundestag (parliament). According to the official, Moscow is capable to organize a campaign for misinformation by means of cyber attacks. "The probability of such scenario is high" — he has said. On September 24 in Germany there have taken place elections to Federal Assembly on which the majority of votes was received by the block of CDU/CSU conducted by the German chancellor Angela Merkel — 32,9 percent. The second place was taken by social democrats about 20,5 percent of votes. For the first time for the history to parliament there has gone also the far-right party Alternative for Germany. She has taken the third place, having received about 13 percent of votes.

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