There is credible evidence that a suspect in the hacking attack on the Bundestag, which occurred in may 2015, was a member of the Russian military intelligence (GRU) at the time of the attack. About it it is spoken in the statement of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany.
Berlin will return to the structures of the European Union with a request to impose sanctions on Russians who are responsible for the cyber attack on Parliament, the foreign Ministry said.
On 28 may, the Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergei Nechayev was summoned to the Ministry where Secretary of state Miguel Berger presented the data contained in the arrest warrant Badin.
“The suspect conspired with others, still not fixed by the parties for carrying out intelligence activities against the Federal Republic of Germany on behalf of the secret service of a foreign power”, – said in a statement the foreign Ministry.
The German government appreciates this incident in light of the ongoing investigation of the murder of former Chechen field commander of a Georgian citizen Zelimkhan khangoshvili in Berlin and reserves the right to retaliate, added the Minister.
On 5 may, the General Prosecutor’s office of Germany has issued a warrant for the arrest of Russian citizen Dmitry Badin, who is suspected of involvement in the hacking of servers of the US Democratic party, attacks on the Bundestag and the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons, and Russia’s intervention in the US presidential election in 2016. Presumably, the GRU officer badin included in hacker group Fancy Bear / APT28. He is also wanted by the US authorities.
May 13 German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that against Russia may be taken in connection with hacker attack to the Bundestag.
August 23, 2019 in the heart of Berlin killer on a Bicycle rode up to khangoshvili and killed him with several shots. 4 Dec 2019, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany has declared persona non grata two employees of Embassy of Russia in connection with “insufficient” cooperation from the Russian authorities in the investigation of the murder of a citizen of Georgia.