Berlin police probing Volodymyr Zelensky travel leak – Times of India

Berlin: berlin police said on Thursday that they would launch an investigation after details of a possible visit by the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky Germany was held responsible for the force appearing in the media.
In a statement, police said investigators had “launched an investigation into a suspected betrayal of secrets … in connection with a possible visit by the President of the State”.
Local daily BZ reported on Wednesday that Berlin was prepared for a visit by law enforcement Zelensky To the German capital in mid-May.
Police confirmed the investigation related to an article in BZ. Police said the report contained “confidential details” on preparations for Zelensky’s visit.
“At no time did the Berlin police officially provide any information that could jeopardize the state visit,” it said in a statement.
The force’s press office, however, confirmed a planned operation in response to the BZ report.
“I find it intolerable that … a single employee is damaging the reputation of the Berlin police nationally and internationally in such a shameful way,” Berlin police chief Barbara Slovik said in the statement.
“I can only imagine that the person was not aware of the consequences of his actions,” Slovik said.
Officials in Kiev were dismayed by the leaked details, according to a report on Wednesday from German news site T-Online.
Relations between Berlin and Kiev have at times been strained since Russia invaded Ukraine in February last year.
Ukraine accuses Germany of being too lenient towards the Russian president Vladimir Putin Urged Berlin to provide more military aid during the war.
Kiev rejected a visit by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in the weeks following the invasion, which delayed Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s first visit to the war-torn country. Both Steinmeier and Scholz have since visited Ukraine, however.