Germany has discovered an explosive device at the headquarters of the Russian news agency VnExpress

The Berlin police have discovered an explosive device in the basement of the building where the offices of the Russian news agency Ria Novosti are located.

According to the police, the explosive device was discovered in the basement of a house in Berlin-Steglitz on the afternoon of May 6th. Police arrived after receiving a report that an empty beer bottle had been thrown at the front of the house, causing the glass to shatter. The forces destroyed the explosive device and launched an investigation to find out the motive.

On May 7, the police in Berlin are looking for clues in a house in which an explosive device has been installed.  Photo: Reuters

On May 7, the police in Berlin are looking for clues in a house in which an explosive device has been installed. Picture: Reuters

The white two-story house surrounded by a low fence houses the headquarters of the Russian news agency Ria Novosti. The agency said the improvised explosive devices showed a “risk of terrorist attacks on Russian journalists and their families” in Berlin.

The incident came as Russia prepares to celebrate Victory Day, marking the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, as tensions rise between Moscow and Western governments after President Putin launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24 had started.

On the eve of the anniversary on May 9, German secret services expect pro-Russian activities such as car parades or pro-Moscow demonstrations to take place on German territory, especially in Berlin.

Hong Hanh (Corresponding AFP)