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For a long time, the story about the “Russian trace” in the hacking of the computer networks of the German Bundestag in 2015 was consistently promoted by official Berlin as part of a media and political campaign. This was done in order to create a pretext for the introduction of a new package of unilateral sanctions against Russia through the European Union (EU). The corresponding decision was made by the EU Council on October 22, 2020 in relation to two Russian individuals and one legal entity.

The Russian side has repeatedly appealed to German counterparties with a proposal to conduct, on the basis of the data allegedly available to them, indicating the possibility of involvement of Russian citizens in the 2015 incident, bilateral expert consultations to identify the sources of malicious cyber activity, but the German authorities stubbornly ignore these proposals. This approach testifies to the fact that in Berlin they were never really interested in a real investigation of the so-called “case of Russian hackers” and the whole situation was originally designed as another provocation against our country.

In response to the aforementioned destructive actions on the part of the EU, Moscow made a decision to expand the reciprocal list of German citizens who are prohibited from entering the territory of the Russian Federation. In accordance with the diplomatic principle of reciprocity, the new persons involved in the Russian stop-list have been elected senior officials of the German security and intelligence structures, which are part of the system of the German Ministry of Defense. The restrictions were introduced in accordance with the Federal Law “On the procedure for leaving the Russian Federation and entering the Russian Federation” dated August 15, 1996 No. 114-FZ.

Should the FRG authorities continue the confrontational line, we reserve the right to apply further response measures.

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