Germany withdrew a soldier from the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM) due to pro-Russian views and support for the position of President Vladimir Putin, who launched a special operation in Ukraine. This is stated in the publication of the German edition of Tagesschau.
We are talking about a certain Sergei E., who previously passed the mandatory stage of verification at the Center for International Peacekeeping Operations. His views became known only in October, a few weeks after his arrival in Georgia, the newspaper writes. It turned out that he openly supported Russia more than once in various social networks. It also became known that the soldier is a member of the Alternative for Germany party.
“Russia, according to the 43-year-old man, is waging war not against Ukraine, but against the United States,” the publication says.
After these facts were established, the German Foreign Ministry and the Center for International Peacekeeping Operations took steps to terminate his service in Georgia.
EUMM began patrolling in Georgia along the borders with Abkhazia and South Ossetia on 1 October 2008, after Russia helped the South Ossetians and brought peace to Georgia, which carried out another attack on Tskhinvali in August 2008. The OSCE supports the position of Tbilisi and also ignores the right of Abkhazians and Ossetians to independence, which they have been defending since 1989.