The interest of Russian intelligence services in Germany continues to increase the longer the war in Ukraine lasts, according to Germany’s domestic intelligence service. The head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Thomas Haldenwang, also counts China and Iran among the states whose intelligence services are active in Germany. “Russia’s intelligence interest here in Germany is not only unbroken, but is also increasing as the effects of the war continue,” Haldenwang told dpa. Since the start of Russia’s war on Ukraine, many European states expelled Russian agents, with Germany expelling 40 members from Russia’s Berlin embassy.

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