The briefing was the main point of Wednesday’s meeting, the source added.
Der Spiegel reported that the BND, Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, intercepted Russian radio conversations about the killing of civilians in Bucha, and that some of the conversations could be directly linked to specific Bucha killings that have since been documented. the first appearance of an apparent massacre there.
News of the German intelligence assessment comes amid massive international outrage against Bucha and a growing body of evidence that points to Russian military involvement in the indiscriminate killing of civilians in Ukraine.
Germany’s foreign intelligence office declined to comment, and a German government spokesperson declined to comment on the Der Spiegel report.
The German intercepts are not the first audio evidence indicating that Russian troops have engaged in the murder of civilians.
On Tuesday, Ukraine’s Security Service released a series of intercepted audio recordings that purport to reveal Russians being ordered to kill civilians.
In one of the alleged stops, a soldier identifies what he describes as a car carrying two civilians.
“F**king, kill ’em all, for fuck’s sake!” comes the answer.