The arrest of two people shocks Germany. The two Germans, of Russian origin, were arrested on suspicion of planning sabotage operations against Germany on behalf of Russia.

According to an exclusive report by public broadcaster ARD, Dieter S. and Alexander G. from Bayreuth were allegedly photographing American bases and railway lines, in order to prepare explosive attacks and block the supply of the Ukrainian armed forces.

Federal prosecutor Jens Rommel accuses the two suspects, who have been monitored in recent months by the German secret services, the Federal Anti-Crime Agency, and also American officials, for a series of “illegal operations on behalf of the Russian state and at the expense of Ukraine ». The central role in the action of the two arrested was 39-year-old Dieter S., a holder of German and Russian citizenship who has fought for a brigade of the “Donetsk People’s Republic” against Ukraine, between 2014 and 2016. The federal prosecutor is classifying the mission of the suspect as “participation in a terrorist organization” etcand thus for the first time the “Donetsk People’s Republic”, which is recognized only by Russia, Syria and North Korea, is officially designated as a “terrorist organization”.

In order to carry out the prosecution, the relevant authorization was even given by the Ministry of Justice, as well it’s about anti-terrorist research. Dieter S. is also believed to have been a systematic spy at least from October 2023 military areas, railway lines and other infrastructure in Germany, including American bases on German soil, photographed and filmed, with the aim of preparing explosive attacks on Ukrainian army supply lines from Germany. The slogan was “prevent the transfer of weapons and other material from Germany to Ukraine” and the 39-year-old German-Russian was passing on the information he was gathering to the Russian secret service. Since March of this year, he has been working with 37-year-old Alexander G., who had also been active militarily in the “Donetsk People’s Republic”.

According to the ARD report, the federal prosecutor’s office assesses the case as “particularly serious activity by foreign service agents” both suspects face prison terms up to ten years.

The Federal Agency for the Protection of the Constitution has long warned about the activity of Russian spies, who aim to attack vital infrastructure and the transport network of military equipment in Ukraine.