German troops jeopardize military’s reputation with allegations of anti-Semitism and sexual abuse in Lithuania
Addressing the situation during a speech to young officers, Kramp-Karrenbauer condemned the actions of serving German officers after reports surfaced about serious misconduct of soldiers who had been deployed to Lithuania.
Anyone who behaves like this should not be in the Bundeswehr.
The comments come two days after the Defense Ministry recalled numerous German soldiers from Lithuania to face disciplinary action, including immediate dismissal from the army for the most senior individuals involved in the scandal.
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The allegations are believed to center around a “recreational activity” that occurred in April, ending in soldiers singing “right-wing extremist” and “anti-Semitic” songs in a local hotel before a female soldier was sexually assaulted. Alongside the more serious reports, it is thought that drunken soldiers also verbally threatened one another and had a physical brawl.
The scandalous incident only came to light after it was reported to officials on June 8 by another solider, with the Defense Ministry launching an investigation by the military disciplinary attorney.
Kramp-Karrenbauer has promised that, following the investigation, any wrongdoing “will be prosecuted and punished with all severity.”
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