Germany proposed to EU members to impose sanctions for cyberattacks on the Bundestag

Germany called on European Union countries to introduce cyber sanctions against those involved in the hacker attack on the Bundestag, which was carried out in 2015. This was reported on Sunday, July 12, the DW portal with reference to the response of the German government to the parliamentary inquiry of the Left Party.

So far, the decision has not been formally adopted, but in the case of agreement, this will be the first time the EU cyber sanctions regime, adopted in 2017.

The fact that Germany initiated the launch of this mechanism became known back in May.

In May, the German media reported with reference to its own sources that the German Prosecutor General’s Office declared Dmitry Badin, a Russian citizen, on suspicion of complicity in a cyber attack on the Bundestag network in 2015, to be wanted internationally. Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin was unaware of this and was unaware of the German side’s connection to the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU).

In early January 2017, the German constitutional protection service accused Russian hackers of involvement in a cyber attack on OSCE servers.

For his part, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow considers claims about Russian attempts to destabilize the situation in Germany to be nonsense.