Responding to a question that poses a great threat to Germany — the "Islamic state" and Russia, Kal said: "I believe that terrorism is the top spot in the list of threats. Among the population of concern for this reason most are great... But the Russian threat has become more urgent. So we take it very seriously. It is not only a propaganda threat, it is a return to the agenda of the entire theme of conventional weapons".
"More specifically, by that I mean everything that is happening in the military sphere and armaments — continued cal. In particular, Russia had doubled the combat power on the Western border, and it's not just complexes "Iskander". A large number of aircraft and aircrafts are concentrated in the Crimean region".
"The same can be said about conventional weapons. All this can be viewed as a defense from the West — this is a must see and a potential threat," — said the head of the BND. "A tank army is in the West of Russia, during exercises called "West" when it comes to the territory of Belarus, I wonder whether it is possible to justify a purely defensive reasons," — said the head of the German intelligence service in an interview Der Spiegel.
Cal also warned against the attempts of Russia to interfere in upcoming elections in Germany as in the United States. "We need to assume that this can happen: in the past we have seen such things not only in Germany but also in other regions of Europe, where elections are held", — he said.
"Putin's goal remains unchanged: despite the changes in the United States and "Brakit", the German government continues its sanctions policy against Russia, and Putin would love to stop this situation. It is logical for something to invest in elections to the Bundestag resulted in changes. This could be the motive," says 54-year-old Bruno KAHL.