Despite the banning of Russian propaganda media in Western countries, they still find ways to break through to the front pages of the press. They made a very successful provocation in Germany on the eve of the May 8–9 celebrations.
The Berlin police are investigating the discovery of a suspected explosive device in an apartment building where Russian media correspondents in Germany and members of their families reside.
The Berliner Zeitung reported Friday, May 6, that a suspicious object, possibly an explosive device, was found in the building’s electrical shaft. Experts are examining it.
Police officers were initially called because of a bottle thrown into the building. The house was then searched, which led to the discovery of the suspicious find.
Police spokesman Thilo Calbitz said it was unknown if the find constituted a danger. He also did not answer whether the incident could have been connected to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.
A Berlin police spokesman told the DPA news agency that the find turned out to be an incendiary device, but there was no outbreak. The police have so far refused to assess what was behind the incident.
“There are also offices of other companies in the building. Although the basis of the incident is not yet known, the investigation is continuing,” said a law enforcement spokesman.
The Russian Foreign Ministry called what happened an attempted terrorist attack “against Russian media correspondents in Berlin.”
Moscow demanded that “the authorities of Germany and other EU and NATO countries immediately take measures to protect Russian journalists and family members on their territory.
A perfect moment, a perfect place, and a bomb that doesn’t work, all in the style of the Russian special services. We will follow the investigation and hope that the German police will find the real culprits of this provocation
Denys Kolomiiets, 07/05/2022