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With his criticism of NATO, Steinmeier provoked serious debates in the governing coalition of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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The head of the German Foreign Ministry, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, with his criticism of NATO exercises near the borders of the Russian Federation provoked fierce discussions in the ruling coalition - CDU / CSU and SPD, reports TASS message journal Der Spiegel.


With his criticism of NATO, Steinmeier provoked serious debates in the governing coalition of the Federal Republic of Germany.


On the eve, Steinmeier stated:
“What we should not do now is to warm up the situation with a loud bang weapons and war cries. "


“Germany’s relations with Russia are far from defusing tensions. As if on purpose, the most senior diplomat now contributed to making the sensitive situation even more difficult. This is what the CDU supporters are at least accusing him of, ”the magazine writes, recalling that“ the Bundeswehr is also participating in the alliance’s exercises on the eastern flank. ”

In the CDU, some politicians called the words of the minister “an outrageous reproach”, and also did not rule out that they (the words) “can lead to misunderstanding inside NATO”.

“With his criticism, Steinmeier sparked a coalition dispute. In fact, the issue of relations with Russia is among the most sensitive foreign policy projects in Germany, ”the magazine notes.

“The implementation of the Minsk agreements is not moving forward, the EU sanctions against the Russian Federation also do not lead to the desired effect. Politicians fiercely argue about whether military maneuvers in this difficult situation are counterproductive or necessary, ”the article says.

Steinmeier was supported by the Greens and the SPD.

“We are watching how Poland is staking on the arms build-up. Calling it “saber-rattling” is correct, ”said the Green expert, Jürgen Trittin, who earlier himself criticized the Anaconda maneuvers.

“And in the ranks of his own party, the minister received support. The German government should take the course of Steinmeier, ”said the politician from the SPD, Rolf Mutzenich.

The magazine notes that "the debate in the ruling coalition is taking place at a" special moment "- 21 June, the EU wants to extend sanctions against Russia."
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AP Photo / Hektor Pustina
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  1. fox21h
    fox21h 20 June 2016 09: 41
    +19
    Increasingly, I come to the conclusion that my enemies do not need to leave a chance to recover, it sounds cynical, but how much can you step on the same rake?
    1. Khariton
      Khariton 20 June 2016 09: 48
      +2
      No need to anger Russians ... Germans, a nation that has learned it well!
      1. cniza
        cniza 20 June 2016 10: 41
        +6
        Quote: Chariton
        No need to anger Russians ... Germans, a nation that has learned it well!



        Let him educate other "associates" and keep them from stupid things.
        1. Temples
          Temples 20 June 2016 10: 58
          +4
          France, England, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Turkey, Finland, Italy, Romania, and other "offended" inhabitants of Europe - all fought with the Russians. And everyone was the aggressor.
          And everyone raked. Thanks to our ancestors.
          So there is nothing cynical about not giving them a chance.
          They build their life on opposing us.
          Why do we need such neighbors? Worse than cockroaches.
          If you do not calm down and poke again - you have to finish it off.
          And then let him rest in peace.
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      3. armata37
        armata37 20 June 2016 10: 41
        +1
        Have you learned?
    2. Vend
      Vend 20 June 2016 09: 53
      +2
      Quote: fox21h
      Increasingly, I come to the conclusion that my enemies do not need to leave a chance to recover, it sounds cynical, but how much can you step on the same rake?

      On the one hand, you are right, but on the other hand, this approach will ultimately lead to the creation of several super powers that are not a fact that they will live in peace. And every loser dreams of revenge.
      1. your1970
        your1970 20 June 2016 12: 17
        0
        "And every loser dreams of revenge." - which led Germany to 1933 and Hitler ....
    3. Amurets
      Amurets 20 June 2016 09: 54
      +2
      Quote: fox21h
      Increasingly, I come to the conclusion that my enemies do not need to leave a chance to recover, it sounds cynical, but how much can you step on the same rake?

      I agree, but it seems to me that in these conditions, European countries began to understand that they themselves had been carved in the wake of the European Parliament and NATO. Not without reason, large-caliber politicians began to criticize both the policies of the European Union, NATO and sanctions. harm to the EU donor countries, sucking out resources for themselves with the help of the USA.
    4. The black
      The black 20 June 2016 09: 59
      +6
      Well, that's it, we are waiting for revelations from the pro-American media about Steinmeier offshore and signs of illegal enrichment with him and relatives. wassat
    5. Khariton
      Khariton 20 June 2016 10: 16
      +1
      Quote: fox21h
      Increasingly, I come to the conclusion that my enemies do not need to leave a chance to recover, it sounds cynical, but how much can you step on the same rake?

      Also, such thoughts are increasingly visited .... I hope that the last time we will take this into account in full ..! soldier
  2. Taygerus
    Taygerus 20 June 2016 09: 43
    +2
    unfortunately there are few such adequate politicians in occupied Europe, and their statements will be suppressed by the mass barking of pro-American puppets
  3. Trigger-Happy
    Trigger-Happy 20 June 2016 09: 57
    +3
    For us, a "special moment" on June 22, which we will never forget, and they are leading us for the 21st!
  4. RuslanNN
    RuslanNN 20 June 2016 09: 58
    +3
    I would like to remind our sworn friends a Russian proverb - do not wake famously, while it is quiet. You have nothing to do at the Russian borders
    1. Azazel
      Azazel 20 June 2016 10: 37
      +1
      I would like to remind our sworn friends a Russian proverb - do not wake famously, while it is quiet. You have nothing to do at the Russian borders

      yes they all remember ... but nothing depends on them at all !!! The United States wants to fight on foreign territory, namely, to draw Europe into a war, and to jump by itself .... they are not accustomed to betray and substitute ... but most importantly, Europe understands this and some politicians are beginning to disobey ... .
      1. Senior manager
        Senior manager 20 June 2016 14: 46
        0
        For every smart politician, there is a maid, they rule.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 20 June 2016 10: 01
    +2
    “What we should not do now is to warm up the situation loud rattle of weapons and war cries ".

    Very reasonable, but not for Merkel's understanding. Stargazer overshadowed the national flag of Germany in the eyes of the chancellor. I am waiting for the Germans to finally break through and begin to think about the full independence of their country. The nation is certainly disciplined and accustomed to the established order, but should patience be at a loss at some point?
  6. rus-b4
    rus-b4 20 June 2016 10: 04
    +2
    They feel the mood of the Germans before the election, and perhaps they have their own ambitions for the post of chancellor.
  7. black
    black 20 June 2016 10: 06
    +1
    Steinmeier marks Merkel and makes statements for internal use. Wait and see.
  8. 1536
    1536 20 June 2016 10: 12
    -1
    The Germans have no faith! This Valkyrie is exactly the same villain as his mistress. That's all, the Germans are once again preparing aggression against our country. The troops were withdrawn from Germany on their own head. And now, how many sacrifices on our part will be required to curb the Germans again? It's time for the bookmakers to take bets ... True, the Germans have become meaner. Now they will use against us the Ukrainians and the seized bridgehead in Ukraine.
  9. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 20 June 2016 10: 13
    +1
    Quote: black
    Steinmeier marks Merkel and makes statements for internal use. Wait and see.

    Nevertheless, the States are nervous about these claims. Not all those in power who are sitting in old Europe are degenerates who do not understand why they are being framed, and their voice has a certain weight.
  10. Berkut24
    Berkut24 20 June 2016 10: 18
    +3
    Europe is no longer the place where words and deeds converge at one point. I stopped responding to their "enlightenments" and "new ideas". ! 00% out of 100%, that tomorrow in connection with a shout from the State Department or in connection with a new position in the governing bodies of the European Union, a person will not just say, but will do exactly the opposite. and again there will be convincing arguments. The European Union and its members are today not the kind of entity with which to negotiate. It always ends in nothing. The entire history of our relationship over the past 1000 years says only one thing - the brains of these pompous peacocks fall into place only after a good blow to the head with an oar. But this is not enough for long.
  11. evil partisan
    evil partisan 20 June 2016 10: 31
    +2
    Yesterday, Koreyba at Solovyov said that now, when the Americans came to them. Poles will feel protected. and even better, if the Americans gave Poland atomic bombs ... He’s also that provocateur and someday he’ll rake in the studio or outside, but he’s not. but still a spokesman for the sentiments of a significant part of Polish citizens ...
    1. alpamys
      alpamys 20 June 2016 11: 20
      +1
      Quote: wicked partisan
      Yesterday, Koreyba at Solovyov said that now, when the Americans came to them. Poles will feel protected. and even better, if the Americans gave Poland atomic bombs ... He’s also that provocateur and someday he’ll rake in the studio or outside, but he’s not. but still a spokesman for the sentiments of a significant part of Polish citizens ...

      Americans are a brand promoted by Hollywood, in which they themselves believe, other Germans worked with them, the level of Tajiks.
  12. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 20 June 2016 10: 46
    +1
    No need to lift the sanctions! Don't try it, gay Europeans! I’ll even sign some kind of petition, just don’t cancel anything. And then again cheap loans, expensive oil - this is a drug for a "stuck" addict. Our liberalism will not hold out, moreover, it will begin to raise the social system out of petrodollars - and our sworn friends at the next round will definitely "not miss." They don't give a damn what's going on here. They need us NOT to be! From the word at all. And the bear is nimble when hungry. And pour him honey, and the den is more comfortable ... Maybe fall asleep.
  13. vladimir49
    vladimir49 20 June 2016 10: 52
    0
    Times have changed, in which case we will live without electricity and gas, and Europeans will be miserable, but after a month another will die out without the benefits of civilization.
  14. valent45
    valent45 20 June 2016 11: 28
    0
    The truth is gradually starting to reach the West. Criticism of EU actions will intensify.
    Spray would have reached the European inhabitants.
  15. Wolka
    Wolka 20 June 2016 13: 13
    0
    but why, if suddenly one of the Europeans has a very sound idea, it causes a violent reaction of indignation among the rest, is it really so neglected ...
  16. Ros 56
    Ros 56 20 June 2016 15: 28
    0
    Everything is fine, maybe they will come to some kind of agreement. And then they’re fussing anything, just not what normal people assume.
    1. Siberia 9444
      Siberia 9444 20 June 2016 16: 09
      0
      They will not be given 305 NATO military bases in Germany, and if they raise their heads they will be immediately cut off. Someone said: Germans are good soldiers, like good slaves. I don’t remember the word exactly, but the meaning is exact.
  17. Dr. Vlado
    Dr. Vlado 20 June 2016 22: 39
    0
    I think it would be extremely naive to believe that the Germans learned anything at least during the events of the Great Patriotic War. No! Hatred of Russia has been cultivated for many centuries (if not millennia). They will be afraid (know and keep their place) only if they see our strength.