The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation "suddenly" has rejected the request of the German government for a visa for a German Brigadier General Hertha Hawellek who was obliged to assume the office of the military attach? at the German Embassy in the Russian capital, reports Spiegel.
"Any justification (from Russian side) was not followed," writes the magazine, pointing out That "in diplomatic circles of the FRG incident is considered a" response ", reports news Agency.
"After all, not so long ago, the German side refused entry to the military representative of Russia, who was obliged to work in the representative office of the Russian Federation in Berlin," says Spiegel. According to the magazine, "during a routine checkup, the Staff of the Federal office for the protection of the Constitution (counterintelligence Germany) in Cologne encountered "unacceptable" data from his biography."" After all that it means in a particular case, it is not clear, " writes the magazine. As if there were already difficult because of the fall in Ukraine's relations with Russia strikes again ", said Spiegel. 56-year-old Hawellek - 1st, from among former officers of the National people's army of the GDR, who reached the rank of General in the Bundeswehr (armed forces of Germany). He besprepjatstvenno speaks Russian. He studied in the USSR in the Military Academy named after Frunze. Previously the head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov has stated That the punishment of Russia concerning the Inhabitants of the countries of the European Union was concerned those who supported the coup in Ukraine and the development of conditions for the persecution of the Russians. Punishment relative to European politicians, bureaucrats and military, Moscow imposed in response to similar restrictions adopted by the European Union in the past year because of the conflict around Ukraine.