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Friday, August 18, 2017

Steinmeier called on NATO not to rattle weapons in Eastern Europe


Foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier criticized NATO exercises in Eastern Europe close to Russian borders. He believes that now is should not be saber-rattling and aggravate the situation of large-scale maneuvers in the Baltic States and Poland.


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Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Interview with foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier published by the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. It evoked a place in Poland and the Baltic States a large-scale NATO exercises Saber Strike. Steinmeier said that if someone thinks that staging a symbolic parade of tanks on the border would be safer, you’re wrong. He believes the fatal course of deterrence of Russia and proposes to act through dialogue and cooperation.

“What we shouldn’t do is aggravate the situation with a loud saber-rattling and war cries”, – quotes the edition a quote from the statement of the diplomat.

Steinmeier warns that the search for salvation in politics of intimidation mortally dangerous narrow eyes. It recognizes the need to strengthen the protection, but offers to act through dialogue and cooperation. He offered “to involve Russia in the international partnership liability.”

We will remind, in the ongoing exercise Saber Strike in the Baltic countries is involved about 10 thousand soldiers from NATO countries and partner countries.

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