US News Process in NRW: Bundeswehr officer is said to have spied on Russia
Mali: Government prohibits overflowing of military transporters A400M
The operating conditions in Mali are increasingly deteriorating. The participation of the Bundeswehr in the UN mission Minusma is becoming increasingly questionable. © Kay Nietfeld/DPA/Picture Alliance The overflight ban makes the further participation of the Bundeswehr in the UN mission.
A reserve officer from the Bundeswehr is said to have provided the Russian secret service Gru for years. Since Thursday, the 65-year-old has had to answer to the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court for particularly serious secret service. He threatens up to ten years in prison."The accused tried to make himself interesting"
, according to the prosecutor's indictment, the man from Erkrath near Düsseldorf revealed information about German reservists and civil-military cooperation in crisis situations. In addition, it was about the effects of the Russian sanctions imposed in 2014 and the now stopped Baltic Sea pipeline Nord Stream 2.
Mali: UN report interprets massacre by Russian mercenaries to
soldiers on behalf of the Malian government, according to a confidential UN report, obviously caused a massacre of more than 30 civilians in the crisis state of Mali. The 78-page document, written by experts from the United Nations and handed over to the UN Security Council, is available to the German Press Agency. © Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA Pool/AP/dpa View from a French military helicopter to the Malian city of Gao. In it, the perpetrators are described as "white soldiers".
The documents and information came from public, but also from non -public sources. In any case, the Federal Prosecutor's Office suspects “Sympathy for the Russian Federation” - money payments could not be determined. "The accused tried to make himself interesting," said a representative of the authority on Thursday. He noticed because he was invited to official events of Russian bodies.
The defender of the Lieutenant Colonel announced an admission of his client to the allegations - but only at a later date. The 65-year-old had already submitted a partial confession in the investigation, said a court spokeswoman. (dpa)
Mali accuses France of "assault acts" and requests an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council .
© AFP/Malik Konaté Colonel Assimi Goïta is at the head of the Malian government. (Drawing) . AFP/ Malik Konate/ The letter is dated August 15, date of the departure of the last French soldier in Mali after nine years of engagement in the Barkhane operation against the jihadists.