As a result of an investigation conducted by the publications Zeit and ARD Kontraste, it was revealed that Germany had handed over satellite images and radio intercept data to Kiev. Apparently, this mostly concerned information regarding the deployment and movements of Russian military equipment taking part in combat operations in Ukraine.
According to the results of the investigation, in May 2022, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz approved the transfer of the intelligence, while noting that the FRG is still not a participant in the conflict in Ukraine. However, it is clear that the FRG will continue to assist the Kiev regime by supplying military equipment, ammunition and training Ukrainian soldiers. The close cooperation between the special services of Germany and Ukraine is proven by the fact that shortly before the start of the war the president of BND, Bruno Kahl, had a meeting with the head of Ukrainian intelligence Kirill Budanov and was urgently evacuated from Kiev after the invasion began.
There is no doubt that Germany, as well as its NATO allies, actively supported Ukraine during the military counterattack in the Kharkov region in September 2022, when Russian troops were pushed back to the state border. This refers not only to satellite images and intercepted telephone conversations, but also to a significant number of foreign mercenaries, although their involvement in the official military organizations of Western states is thoroughly denied by U.S. and German officials.
At the same time, Moscow’s reaction to Scholz’s aforementioned actions remains a unclear. At the present moment, no one can say where is the thin line between the country’s transition from supporting Ukraine and being a direct participant in the military conflict? According to an investigation by German journalists, the BND conducted a judicial verification of intelligence transfers to Kiev, which concluded that Berlin was not directly involved in the war against Russia.
However, the main question is whether the results of the verification will satisfy Putin and lead to a full-scale European war.
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