After the verdict on the Tiergarten murder, Russia expelled German diplomats. The Foreign Office in Berlin is not very surprised.
Moscow – That The verdict on the Tiergarten murder continues to cause diplomatic tensions* between Berlin and Moscow. Resigned in response to the expulsion of two Russian diplomats from Germany Russia* On Monday (December 20th, 201), for his part, the expulsion of two German diplomats. The German government called this step “completely unfounded” and accused Moscow of further impairing the bilateral relationship.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow stated that the accusations made by the German side were unfounded and “disconnected from reality”. The new federal government declared the Russian diplomats undesirable on Wednesday. It had previously been judged that the Tiergarten murder had taken place in 2019 “on behalf of government agencies” in Russia.
Diplomatic tensions between Russia and Germany
Last Wednesday, the Berlin Higher Regional Court sentenced the Russian defendant to life imprisonment in the murder trial. The court saw it as proven that Vadim K. shot and killed a Georgian of Chechen origin in the Kleiner Tiergarten in Berlin in August 2019, acting on behalf of Russian government agencies. According to the court, the Georgian fought as a unit commander against Russia during the second Chechnya war between 2000 and 2004 and was therefore classified as an enemy of the state by Russian security services.
“Today’s decision by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation puts another strain on the relationship,” said the Foreign Office on Monday in Berlin. The step does not come as a surprise, but from the perspective of the federal government it is completely unfounded. The expulsion of two Russian diplomats last week was “an appropriate reaction” to the judgment of the Berlin Chamber Court. The fact that, according to the court, the murder was committed on behalf of Russian government agencies constitutes “a serious violation of the sovereignty of the Federal Republic of Germany,” declared the Foreign Office. (tu / lrg / AFP) *fr.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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