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Berlin spy agency warns Russian ‘sabotage’ attacks in UK and Europe has ‘significantly increased’

by LLB Finance Reporter
7th May 24 6:33 am

The head of Germany’s spy agency Thomas Haldenwang has warned there could be bombings and arson attacks by Russian “sabotage” groups.

The head of the Berlin spy agency warned the UK and European counterparts that Russian “sabotage” has “significantly increased.”

Russia is on a permanent war footing with the West and according to the FT intelligence chiefs believe there could be attacks on infrastructure across Europe.

Haldenwang said, “We assess the risk of state-controlled acts of sabotage to be significantly increased.”

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Speaking to a security conference in April the head of the German intelligence agency warned Russia is more comfortable now to conduct sabotage operations in Europe with a “high potential for damage.”

The Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) have previously stated the UK is “deeply concerned by allegations of Russian-orchestrated malign activity on UK soil.

It added: “We will continue to work with our allies to deter and defend against the full spectrum of threats that emanate from Russia.”

At the end of April the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that he is concerned over hybrid activities happening on the alliance’s soil.

Stoltenberg said that sabotage, disinformation, cyber attacks and acts of violence “will not deter us from supporting Ukraine.”

NATO said in a statement at the time, “NATO Allies are deeply concerned about recent malign activities on Allied territory, including those resulting in the investigation and charging of multiple individuals in connection with hostile state activity affecting Czechia, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and the UK.”

The statement added, “These incidents are part of an intensifying campaign of activities which Russia continues to carry out across the Euro-Atlantic area, including on Alliance territory and through proxies.”

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