Berlin blames Taurus call leak on officer logging in via insecure Singapore hotel line – POLITICO

On Friday, Russian state media outlet Russia Today released details of a 38-minute conversation between senior German officers – including the air force chief – in which they discussed the hypothetical shipment of Taurus cruise missiles to Ukraine as part of preparations for a meeting with Pistorius. Chancellor Olaf Scholz is against sending the missiles, … Read more

Putin’s masterful spy op leaves Scholz in the cold – POLITICO

For Putin, who after decades as Russia’s leader is still a spy through and through, there is no greater joy than outsmarting Russia’s opponents in the dark arts (especially Germany, where he built part of his KGB career as an agent). It is fair to say that Putin – however unconsciously – received great support … Read more

Russia using Musk’s Starlink, Ukraine army intelligence says – POLITICO

“Yes, there have been recorded cases of the use of these devices by the Russian occupiers. This is becoming systematic,” Andrii Yusov, a representative of Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence Service, told Ukrainian website RBC-Ukraine. Musk’s satellite service, which uses thousands of small satellites in low Earth orbits to broadcast internet services, has been hailed as a … Read more