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Germany confronts Russian ambassador over cyberattack

Germany confronts Russian ambassador over cyberattack Photo: WLNS via ABC News, file

DAVID RISING Associated Press
Created: May 28, 2020 11:13 AM

BERLIN (AP) - Germany says it is seeking European Union sanctions against a Russian man over his alleged role in the hacking of the German parliament at a time when evidence showed he was working for Russian intelligence. The Germany Foreign Ministry said it called in Russian Ambassador Sergei Nechayev on Thursday to inform him of the move.

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The ministry says Germany will be pursuing EU sanctions against the suspect identified as Dmitriy Badin and possibly others.

The ministry says there is “reliable evidence” Badin was a member of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency at the time of the 2015 attack.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry had no immediate comment but has previously denied Russia’s involvement.  

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