Suspicion of a coup d’état in Germany: 25 people were detained; they had contacted russian officials

"Take over the Bundestag and revive the "2nd Reich". Not only Ukraine faces threat of national security from the Russia. European countries share the similar threats. In Germany, 25 people were detained on suspicion of planning a coup d'état; they had contacted russian officials.

It is noted that three thousand law enforcement officers are searching more than 130 houses and apartments throughout the country. 52 people are suspected of involvement in preparations for a coup d'état.

"This is one of the largest trials in the case of terrorism in many years. It differs from similar cases not only in its size and wide-ranging structure with various subgroups, but also in the composition of the accused: the conspirators also included a prince from an ancient German noble family and a former member of parliament, as well as the ex-commander of a special unit of the Bundeswehr," the German prosecutor's office said.

Law enforcement officers are also investigating the rebels' connections with russia. Extremists had contacted russian officials with the aim of negotiating a new order in the country once the German government was overthrown. A russian citizen is also among those detained on suspicion of plotting a coup d'état in Germany, the Federal Prosecutor's Office announced. 

According to the investigation, the suspects were planning an armed attack on the Bundestag and taking deputies hostage.

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