President of Germany: Russia could intervene in our elections

The President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, stated that the country should be aware of the possibility of Moscow’s interference in the Bundestag election campaign. “It would be naïve to think that this can be completely avoided,” Joachim Gauck said in his interview with Bild am Sonntag. According to him, false statements have been made at the governmental level of the Russian Federation.

“Nearly 18 months ago, false statements that refugees in Germany raped a young Russian-speaking German national had been made at the governmental level and it has inevitably led to the formation of certain sentiments,” the President of Germany noted.

It should be noted that Gauck’s statement refers to the story about girl from Berlin named Liza. At that time, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia accused Berlin of an attempt to cover up the crime for political reasons. Subsequently, the information about the rape of a girl by refugees wasn’t confirmed.

The President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, will leave his position on the 18th of March.

  Germany, Russia, Elections