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German defense ministry confirms air force talks ‘intercepted’

UN voices 'concern' that US tapping its communications

A spokeswoman for the German defence ministry on Saturday confirmed that a secret air force conversation had been tapped after an apparent recording of German army talks on Ukraine was leaked on social media.

“According to our assessment, a conversation in the air force division was intercepted. We are currently unable to say for certain whether changes were made to the recorded or transcribed version that is circulating on social media,” the spokeswoman told AFP.


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Agence France-Presse (AFP) is a French international news agency headquartered in Paris, France. Founded in 1835 as Havas, it is the world's oldest news agency.

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