(MENAFN) While Berlin has publicly stated it was neutral in the crisis, Zeit magazine has learned that the German foreign intelligence organization BND has been sending satellite images, radio and phone intercept data to Kiev for months.
Zeit announced that the data was the German contribution to the "turning point" on the battlefield and that it "can be incorporated into war planning and help the Ukrainian army to assess the combat effectiveness and morale of Russian units or to check their positions."
Zeit also disclosed that during the 2003 war of Iraq, German spies provided the United States with some intelligence from Baghdad. According to BND, Berlin has formally denied to provide intelligence to Washington throughout the battles in Iraq and Afghanistan. But this time the spies agreed that the "exceptional historical situation" called for aiding the Ukrainians.
According to the magazine, BND director Bruno Kahl was in Kiev when the Russian "invasion" started after meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart at the Munich Security Conference in February.
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