German counterintelligence chief accuses Russia of “disinformation” about gas shortage

Russia is trying to stir up fears in Germany by spreading “false information” about gas shortages and rising prices. This was stated by the head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution of Germany, Thomas Haldenwang.

“Russia is using tools such as cyberattacks and disinformation as hybrid leverage to divide society in Germany,” leads his words to the newspaper Handelsblatt.

In addition, Haldenwang is confident that Moscow will use the fears and restrictions associated with the covid pandemic for propaganda and will increase influence in order to split German society. The head of counterintelligence did not provide any evidence.

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