Der Spiegel’s articles on ‘Havana syndrome’ hurt Russian-German relations – foreign ministry – world
MOSCOW, September 14. / TASS /. The publication of two articles in four days by the German magazine Der Spiegel magazine about the so-called Havana Syndrome among staff at the US Embassy in Berlin creates a negative aura around Russia and harms Moscow-Berlin relations, according to a Russian Foreign Ministry press release devoted to the campaign anti-Russian in German media outlets made public on Tuesday.
The Russian diplomatic agency noted two articles by Der Spiegel on possible attacks using sonic weapons against staff at the US Embassy in Berlin. “According to Der Spiegel reporters who were assisted by known Bellingcat forgers, our country is implementing a secret remote impact program using dangerous waves (microwave, microwave and radio) on of the targeted recipients via mobile devices. One can guess that the targeted recipients are the employees of the American Embassy in Germany, in charge of Russian affairs, including the Russian-German cooperation on gas and cybersecurity “, indicates the communicated.
“The absurdity of the accusations leveled at us does not bother the authors of the articles at all. They try to impose on readers absolutely impossible versions that the Russian intelligence services have somehow delivered the equipment to Germany. , a NATO country, and irradiated US diplomats there. The authors of the pseudo-investigation leave the question “why” unanswered. Any evidence of Russia’s involvement in the incidents is also lacking. ” stressed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Without a doubt, we are talking here about another link in the chain of coordinated actions of the Western media community, acting in the interests of the American authorities by creating a negative aura around Russia and causing further harm to the Russian-German relations. “
The ministry urged to look to the agency’s previous statements about “Havana Syndrome” among US diplomats.
About “Havana Syndrome”
The previous Washington administration claimed that due to some external means that the US media dubbed “acoustic attacks”, more than 40 US diplomats have been hit in Havana since November 2016. US authorities have dismissed the responsibility for these incidents on Cuba. Havana has repeatedly denied its involvement in incidents with US diplomats. In October 2017, Cuban experts also said that the United States could have confused the song of crickets or cicadas with “acoustic attacks”.
In 2017, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called attempts to see Moscow’s interest in such incidents in Cuba as absurd.