The Federal intelligence service of Germany (BND) and Federal office for the protection of the Constitution accused Moscow of manipulation aimed at undermining the close cooperation of Europe with the USA and deepening social conflicts in Europe.
It follows from the joint report submitted to the Federal government joint working group called PsyOps (an abbreviation of Psychologische Operationen — «Psychological operations»). The document is referenced by today the online version of Der Spiegel magazine.
The report’s authors argue that Moscow has for many years deliberately tried to deepen the worsening in the West social conflicts. As an example, the German intelligence services lead from the story of «a girl: Liza», which, according to Russian propaganda, was abducted and raped by Arab refugees, reports Deutsche Welle.
Also the BND and the Federal office for the protection of the Constitution are investigating the circumstances of a massive attack by hackers on computer systems of the Bundestag in the spring of 2015, the report said.
The issue of cybersecurity has focused its attention on 12 December and the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
«The question of cyber-attacks is one of the key on the agenda», — he assured.
This year, Germany will hold parliamentary elections. «Any attempt to interfere with or affect the national elections from the outside is unacceptable,» — said in this regard, the head of the Alliance.
Earlier, CIA Director John Brennan said that Russia in recent years has repeatedly tried to influence the outcome of elections in various European countries.
In addition, German intelligence said that Russia is trying to destabilize the situation in German society, raising a campaign of propaganda, disinformation and cyber attacks for the Federal elections, which will meet in Germany next year. This was stated by the head of the domestic intelligence service of Germany Hans Georg Maassen.
Russia wants to spoil relations with the EU and the U.S. — German intelligence 14.01.2017