The German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Annalena Baerbock, announced that Germany will expel 30 Russian diplomats for spying.
Russia’s diplomatic links to Europe continue to collapse at a moment nuclear rhetoric is increasing and growing more dangerous. Simple communication among governments also continues to grow worse, making conflict de-escalation among major powers all the more difficult.
Germany announced Saturday that it is planning to expel more than 30 Russian diplomats from Berlin. German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Annalena Baerbock indicated to local media plans for the new wave of expulsions Saturday.
A German media source cited officials as saying “More decisive action must be taken against Moscow’s spies.”
Allegations of spying have driven large-scale expulsions at various times over the past two years, put have picked up in frequency and scale particularly after the Feb.24, 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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According to Radio Free Europe, an entire 300-man Russian battalion was slaughtered in an attack on a small Ukrainian village, leaving only three survivors.
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