"Basically, the note verbale presented to the Russian ambassador and the expulsion of the diplomats are just a farce outright, for lack of hard evidence of any involvement of Russians in the murder in Moabit," continued the parliamentarian.
And to add that this approach of Berlin had probably not "rendered service" to German foreign policy.
The German Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday (December 4th) its decision to expel two employees of the Russian Embassy in Berlin, declared personae non gratae.
According to the prosecutor's office, which is in charge of espionage cases, the murder of Tornike K., a Georgian from the Chechen minority in the country, was committed "either on behalf of state entities of the Russian Federation or on behalf of of the Chechen Autonomous Republic ".
Russian diplomacy has already described the Berlin decision regarding its diplomats as "unfriendly" and "unfounded". She also judged "politicized" her attitude in this case. In the past, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov repeatedly denied Russia's involvement in the murder.
Russia's ambassador to Berlin, Sergei Nechaev, deeply regretted the decision and insisted that there was no evidence of the Russian government's involvement in the incident.
Murder in Berlin
On August 23, a 40-year-old Georgian man was shot three times by a silenced weapon in Berlin's Tiergarten. According to the Berliner Kurier newspaper, the man was fatally wounded in the head. A few days later, the police arrested a 49-year-old Russian. The public prosecutor said he found the murder weapon on him. Spiegel, quoting the investigators, wrote that the murder was "professionally planned and executed", pointing out that the sponsor could be from either the criminal world or information from a foreign state.