Two Russian agents arrested in Germany for plotting sabotage

According to Der Spiegel two Russian agents have been arrested in Germany for plotting sabotage and disruption of military support for Ukraine.

The main Russian defendant is a 39-year-old Russian-German man named Dieter S. from Bavaria. He was a member of the terrorist forces of Russian enclave called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DPR) between 2014 and 2016. Russian agent agreed to carry out arson attacks and bombings of military infrastructure, industrial, munition production facilities, and focused on transport routes used to deliver military cargo.

Federal Prosecutor’s Office of Germany

Because Dieter S. was in possession of a firearm, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office also opened an investigation against him on suspicion of preparing an act of violence threatening the state.

Dieter S.’s accomplice is believed to be 37-year-old Alexander J., also of Russian-German descent, whom the Federal Prosecutor’s Office accuses of being a Russian intelligence agent.

One of the facilities the agents were spying on is in Grafenwöhr, Bavaria. Among other things, it is home to a major military training area where the US Army trains the Ukrainian military, for example on Abrams main battle tanks.

Dieter S. and Alexander J. were brought to Karlsruhe and appeared before judges of the Federal Court. Both were remanded in custody.

EU investigations

The Czech Republic recently claimed that Russia has made ‘thousands’ of attempts to interfere with European rail networks as part of a campaign to destabilise the EU and sabotage critical infrastructure.

As a result, EU countries are now conducting in-depth investigations into constant Russian interference in to critical infrastructure and military activities.

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