The spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Sakharova, wrote on the short message service Twitter that the investigation into the insolvency of Wirecard in Germany in 2020 was continuing: “The speculation about the allegedly close relationship between the managing director J. Marsalek and the special services of Russia is causing confusion . We warn Germany against politicizing this story. “
Speculation about whereabouts
The SPD chairman in the committee of inquiry, Jens Zimmermann, read the tweet in the committee. What exactly the Russian Foreign Ministry was referring to is unclear. A representative of the Chancellery had previously been asked in a closed meeting whether the Chancellery knew where Marsalek was.
SPD chairman Zimmerman told the dpa: “Today’s statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry is bursting like a bomb in the deliberations of the Wirecard investigative committee.” Connections from Marsalek to Russia have been in the room for a long time, as has speculation about his whereabouts, said Zimmermann. “Why the Russian government is now forced to take this step raises new questions. Instead of a clear rejection of possible connections, the Bundestag is apparently to be intimidated in its clarification.