Angela Merkel urged to abandon the project “Nord stream — 2” in connection with a murder case in Berlin in 2019, the charges for which presented to the Russians.
Deputy Chairman of the faction of Free democratic party (FDP) in the German Bundestag Alexander Lambsdorff said that the murder should be regarded as an attack on sovereignty of Germany and Angela Merkel should not support the “money pipeline to Moscow”.
the MP proposes to consider other suppliers from whom you can get gas.
the Recall, 23 August 2019, the Berlin Prosecutor’s office about detention of the Russian citizen, who was accused of murder of Georgian citizen Zelimkhan khangoshvili. According to the prosecution, “the state organs of the Central government of the Russian Federation instructed the accused to eliminate the citizen of Georgia”.
According to German prosecutors, the victim and the early 2000s, he participated in military actions in Chechnya, was one of the organizers of the explosions in the Moscow metro in Russia was considered a terrorist. The authorities of the Russian Federation repeatedly addressed to Berlin with a request for his extradition, but were refused.
the Russian side has rejected the accusations, calling them unfounded, as the statement is not supported by “any facts and evidence”.
In early December, the German foreign Ministry expelled two Russian diplomats due to insufficient, in the opinion of the German side, cooperation of the Russian authorities on the case.
Moscow responded symmetrically. The Russian foreign Ministry stated that the approval of the authorities of Germany on unsatisfactory level of promotion of the Russian Federation in the investigation of the murder is incorrect, “contacts in this case was carried out from August 2019 through partnership channels established between the intelligence services of Russia and Germany”.