Zakharova: Berlin declared war on Telegram


The German authorities threatened to block Telegram and fine it to its founder, Pavel Durov, with multi-million dollar fines. In fact, they declared war on the messenger. This is how the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, described what is happening.

“Official Berlin has publicly declared war on the Cart. Otherwise, it is impossible to qualify the coordinated interviews of two members of the federal government,” the diplomat commented on the statements of the two German ministers in her Telegram channel.

Zakharova recalled how she recently discussed the situation around the messenger with Deutsche Welle columnist and Ekho Moskvy journalist Alexander Plyushchev, how Berlin is tightening the screws. “Plyushchev responded to the hope I expressed that the blocking of Telegram in Germany would not take place. But it seems that he was mistaken. But there were hints – harassment and, as a result, the termination of RT DE satellite broadcasting in Germany became a clear sign of the introduction of a new level of censorship in this country “, – said the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

“Alexander, your column in DW about the atrocities of the German regime against the messenger is really needed. The German authorities will definitely listen to you,” Zakharova wrote, evaluating the statements of German Interior Minister Nancy Feather, who allowed the Telegram messenger to be blocked in the country in the case, and German Justice Minister Marco Bushman, who threatened Durov with multimillion-dollar fines.

“It’s time to introduce a hashtag symbolizing Germany’s rollback from democratic values ​​- #Under MerkelThis Didn’t Happen,” Zakharova concluded.