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German military aid plan for Ukraine leaked to Russia | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News


Germany says it is investigating how a recording of a conference on military assistance to Ukraine was leaked to Russia.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who was on a visit to the Vatican on Saturday, called it very serious.

The 38-minute audio of the conference was posted to social media by the editor-in-chief of the Russian state-run television RT on Friday.

The conference was said to be about a potential supply of long-range missiles which Ukraine hopes to receive.

It is said that participants including Chief of the German Air Force Ingo Gerhartz discussed if Ukrainians can operate them without help from the German military.

A spokesperson of the German defense ministry admitted to media on Saturday that such a conference had taken place and it is possible that the conversation had been recorded.

The spokesperson did not comment on the authenticity of the audio.

News media reported that the conference took place online in February but did not say who might have been involved in the eavesdropping or anything about Russian involvement.



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