German government spokesperson Steffen Seibert reiterated Chancellor Angela Merkel's position that the recent elections held in Donetsk and Luhansk were "illegitimate" and "undermine the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine,” during a press conference in Berlin on Monday.

Deputy Defence Ministry Spokesperson Frank Fahnrich addressed recent allegations about a network of conspiracy theorists and radical doomsday preppers operating within the army, allegedly with plans to kill politicians when the time came. Fahnrich said that the case was being investigated by Germany's Military Counterintelligence Service and that the "confidence in the counter-intelligence service is still there and we see no reason to change that."

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