The head of the German Defense Ministry called the Russian city of Kaliningrad “Koenigsberg”
Speaking at a discussion organized by the Academy of Security Policy, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius called the Russian city of Kaliningrad by its old German name, “Königsberg.” True, the head of the German military department used this name so far without territorial claims.
Pistorius spoke about Germany’s position on the issue of ensuring the security of the Baltic republics, in particular about the decision to station a Bundeswehr brigade in Lithuania. In this context, he touched upon the problems of Lithuania’s defense and security, noting that it is in a kind of “trap”. According to Pistorius, Lithuania is surrounded by unfriendly neighbors.
- emphasized the head of the German military department.
According to Pistorius, the deployment of a brigade of German ground forces on the territory of Lithuania represents a vital task in ensuring the security of the Lithuanian state. Earlier it was reported that Germany is ready to deploy a brigade of four thousand troops in Lithuania.
The increase in the military presence of the North Atlantic Alliance countries in the Baltic republics indicates the presence of certain aggressive and hostile intentions of the West towards the Russian Federation and Belarus. It is possible that Pistorius used the word “Koenigsberg” for a reason, since he cannot help but be aware that the city has long been called Kaliningrad and is the center of the Kaliningrad region.
- German Ministry of Defense
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