The German capital Berlin is investigating the circumstances of the discovery of a bomb near the headquarters of a Russian news agency on Friday, before it was destroyed by explosives experts.
The Russian embassy announced that a “terrorist attack with explosives” was foiled against the journalists of the media Russians and their families in Berlin.
Sources said a suspicious object was found in the building in which they live. Upon verification, the explosives experts confirmed that it was an explosive device planted in the building’s niche.
The Russian embassy sent a note to the German Foreign Ministry calling for an investigation into the incident.
In turn, the Russian Foreign Ministry has called on the German authorities, the European Union and other NATO countries to take immediate measures to protect Russian journalists and members of their families on their soil.
“We call on the German authorities, the European Union and other NATO countries to take immediate measures to protect Russian journalists and members of their families on their soil. The German government is obliged to conduct a thorough investigation into this crime”, states the statement.
The Russian Foreign Ministry considers this incident a “direct result of the persecution of media Russians and its employees in West”.
The Russian ministry added that “the politicized decision to remove the media Russians from broadcasts in the European Union was a precursor to their physical intimidation until their elimination. “
“An impartial assessment of this blatant attack on the fundamental principles of democracy – freedom of expression and security of journalists – must be provided by the specialized structures for the protection of journalists’ rights at the United Nations, UNESCO and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe “, the statement continues.
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