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Pilots are resigning from German Air Force – they don’t want to fight against Russia

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pilots are resigning from German Air Force – they don’t want to fight against Russia.


According to the German media, seven Eurofighter pilots have cancelled their service in Bundeswehr recently. The reports focus on the fact that it is a costly loss for the troops as training of the pilots is expensive. There is no evidence that the pilots resignation would have anything to do with Russia. https://www.welt.de/newsticker/dpa_nt/infoline_nt/brennpunkte_nt/article175922509/Wehretat-Von-der-Leyen-fordert-zwoelf-Milliarden-Euro-mehr.html https://www.bild.de/politik/inland/ursula-von-der-leyen/streitet-mit-scholz-um-12-milliarden-55543692.bild.html http://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/deutschland/verteidigungsministerin-ursula-von-der-leyen-fordert-zwoelf-milliarden-euro-mehr-fuer-bundeswehr/21226456.html https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/heute/leyen-meldet-zwoelf-milliarden-mehrbedarf-der-bundeswehr-an-100.html

Disinformation is based on one source, Contra Magazin, that speculates that the pilots probably did not have the desire to prepare for war or NATO confrontation with Russia. The author of the article does not show the evidence on which this conclusion is made. Further debunking by Radio Svoboda: https://www.radiosvoboda.org/a/29201276.html

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Reported in: Issue 106
Date: 30.04.2018
Language: English
Country: Russia, Germany
Keywords: Military
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Weaponews.com
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