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Defense ministry comments on Germany's statement about Russian threat

15:50, 27 November 2020
Defense ministry comments on Germany's statement about Russian threat Photo: Sergey Bulkin/NEWS.ru

Russian Defense Ministry assessed Germany's statement on dialogue with Russia from a position of strength. The ministry recalled that it had already led to tragic consequences for the world and Germany.


German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said that Russia had modernized its weapons, and Berlin sees this as a clear military threat from Moscow.

She called on Germany to strengthen its position to conduct a dialogue with Russia on disarmament.

We have to remind Mrs. Kramp-Karrenbauer that it was precisely the 'good position of German foreign policy' proposed by her in the Bundestag to conduct a dialogue 'from a position of strength' in the 20th century that has already led to tragic consequences for the whole world, Germany itself and the German people, RIA Novosti reports, citing spokesman of the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov.

He added that the ministry did not rush to answer, hoping that sane politicians in Germany would correct the minister, but this did not happen.

The Defense Ministry spokesman also noted that the statements of some German politicians on the dialogue with Russia are growing akin to 'the attempts of a primary school student to compensate for the ignorance of the subject with the loudness of the uttered absurdity.' The new German defense minister, like her predecessor, is unable to offer anything significant for the real strengthening of security in Europe.