Russian Foreign Ministry calls wiretapped German officers “inglorious bastards”. Spokeswoman essentially adopted the name of the Quentin Tarantino film “Inglourious Basterds” Since Russia released the recording, a propaganda show has been running in Moscow.

State-controlled Russian media and the government are now portraying it as if the German officers had already planned the specific use of the Taurus cruise missile against Russia. The Kremlin has thus initiated a new phase of hybrid warfare against Germany.