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Germany spills British military secrets to Russia

Germany spills British military secrets to Russia

Ingo Gerhartz discussed the possible delivery of German Taurus missiles on the call – Maja Hitij/Getty Germany accidentally leaked British military secrets to Russia by using off-the-shelf video phone technology to discuss missiles in Ukraine. The head of the Luftwaffe told air force officers and a general who dialled in from his hotel room how British and French officials were delivering Storm Shadows to Ukrainian soldiers. He also said British troops were “on the ground”, a highly sensitive detail that has already caused division and infighting among Nato allies. Recordings of the call were broadcast by a Russian state television executive. The Kremlin maintains that Nato troops on the ground represent a serious provocation. Boris Pistorius, the German defence minister, said on Sunday that Vladimir Putin was using the recording to try to “destabilise” Germany, sowing divisions with an “information war”. In the call, Ingo Gerhartz, the Luftwaffe air force Lieutenant General, discusses the possible delivery of German Taurus missiles, which have a longer range and are more precise than Storm Shadows. “If we’re asked …