The AfD in the Bundestag Deputy Markus glad Maier has rejected accusations of Russian influence on his political work.

“Crazy. I can’t imagine that such a thing has been written. I am going to represent German interests. I can do that too. Everyone who sees my requests, initiatives that can keep track of you,” said the 28-Year-old to the ZDF.

He was responding to reports of several media that the Russian forces could have “absolutely under control”. In a Saturday post Facebook entry Maier of a “completely enthemmten smear campaign against the AfD, and I wrote Happy” before the European elections in may.

The ZDF, the news magazine “der Spiegel” and other media had previously from E-Mails of Russian state officials cited. From them should go forth, therefore, that the contacts are to be used to glad Maier for Russian interests. The Writing of an employee on the staff of a member of Parliament in Moscow and a Russian diplomat – both of them are mentioned by name – had plays the exiled Kremlin opponent Mikhail Khodorkovsky to the media.

On its website, the former Oligarch had extracts from the documents to publish. At the same time, it said that the action is contrary to the official Russian policy, not in the internal Affairs of another state to interfere. The Letter purports to be from the time before the Bundestag election in 2017.

“In the Bundestag will give it to a member that belongs to us, and we absolutely have it under control”, – quotes the words of the ZDF, from the Letter of the employee of the Russian deputies. Therefore, the man admitted to be the sender of the E-Mail. Further, the Letter stated: “With his (happy maiers) help our people in addition, a Non-Profit Organisation, which is registered with the Bundestag and the Pro-Russian positions.”

The AfD-politician glad Maier for Moscow-friendly positions and also travel to Russia in 2014, thus creating the black sea Peninsula of Crimea known. The CDU politician Roderich Kiesewetter (CDU), described in the ZDF glad maiers contacts as serious evidence that the Russian policy attempts to influence the German interior policy. It was a “warning shot” before the European elections.

in Contrast, Maier doubted the authenticity of the documents. He accused the Kremlin opponent Mikhail Khodorkovsky, to pursue their own interests. “I was at no time under the control of any third party. Anyone who claims the contrary is a liar,” he wrote on Facebook. The Deputy compared the case with the investigations in the United States to Russia-contacts in the presidential election campaign of Donald Trump, which ended without evidence.

Before jumping to conclusions, the AfD group Chairman Alexander Gauland warned. He said on Saturday on request: “Because nothing is proven and provable, we go to such speculation. These are mere allegations from outside.” Those who take this immediately for face value, acting viciously and recklessly.

by Contrast, the Greens called for in the Bundestag, the AfD, the allegations of self-educating, and their Connections to Russian players. “The AfD group, top, and Markus glad Maier are now massively in the duty to place all facts on the table,” said the first parliamentary Manager of the Greens, Britta Haßelmann. “Assumptions that Russia takes over the AfD and rights networks in Germany, of political influence, gave it previously. The current media reports paint a worrying picture,” she said.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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