The allegation, disclosed in a German Defence Ministry document, was described by one Opposition politician as showing that claims of far-right sentiments in the German military being merely “isolated cases” was “just a fairy tale.”
According to the report, many of the 26 soldiers belong to a logistics unit in Neustadt am Ruebenberge in northern Germany. After the accusations became known in October, civilian and military prosecutors started investigations immediately. So far, three soldiers have been banned from the military.
The case is the latest far-right scandal to surface in the German military. In June, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer disbanded a company of the elite KSK Special Forces after alleged recurring incidents involving the far-right.