Germany: Berlin hopes to clarify killing of CDU politician Lubcke 'as quickly as possible'

The German government said it hoped to clarify who shot regional CDU politician Walter Lubcke «as quickly as possible,» government spokesperson Steffen Seibert said at a federal press conference (BPK) in Berlin on Monday. «I don't think a political assessment is what we need. The government hopes — as does the Chancellor — to clarify as quickly as possible who shot Lubcke and why. The... Еще investigators have taken a subject into custody and we should not hinder their work with speculation,» Seibert said. Lubcke, the head of the regional council in the central city of Kassel, was found lying on the terrace of his home in Istha on June 2, and announced dead two hours later. According to the autopsy, Lubcke was killed by a bullet shot at close range. The 65-year old had reportedly been receiving death threats, in a possible interrelation with his pro-migrant views. On Saturday, special police units arrested a 45-year-old man in relation to the killing in Kassel. The arrest «was based on a DNA match,» according to authorities. Touching on the ongoing situation in eastern Ukraine, Seibert remarked that about the lack of implementation of the Minsk agreement, pointing out the lack of a «real satisfactory long-term ceasefire» as one of several current issues.

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