I must say that the Germans have been putting up pressure on Telegram for a long time.
I have repeatedly argued with Alexandr Plushev (here & here ), who claimed that there was “no pressure” on the messenger from the German authorities. This is ridiculous in itself because right now the Federal Office of Justice is pursuing two lawsuits against Telegram for 55 million euros. But of course, no pressure. It’s all quiet, peaceful, and expensive.