In the evaluation of Russia's use of Foreign and defense Ministers of Nato countries at the Munich security conference harsher words than in past years, and threaten them with harsh consequences. The British defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, was one of "clear breaches of the law" of the annexation of the Crimea, about the poison attack on the exiled Russians Sergei Skripal in the UK to the list of prohibited nuclear medium weapons range, and called Moscow's "dangerous adventurism" had to have "a high price".
"Who is our enemy?", the Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham asked and gave answers relating to Russia. "Anti-democratic forces are our enemy." As an example, he cited the "Referendum in the Crimea under the tank cannons". Poland's foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz accused Russia, a hostile behavior, and thanked them for "combat troops", stationed in Nato as an insurance policy against Russia in Poland. Federal defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, and the French foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian accused Moscow is also the fraction of the INF disarmament Treaty. It prohibits land-based nuclear medium-range weapons.
Europe's security was the topic of the opening debate on Friday. Of the Leyen, Graham and the canadian foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland stressed that Russia had shaken the Nato with his behavior up. "It took Russia's Aggression against Ukraine, so that we can change course," said von der Leyen. Since 2014, the German defence budget has risen by 36 per cent. Until 2024, he will rise to 1.5 percent of GDP. "We are realistic. We know that we need to do more. We stick to the Two-percent target, as it is agreed in our coalition agreement.“ In Munich this was seen as a warning to the SPD. Freeland said that Russia has reminded North America, "we can't be sure, if Europe is secure." Canada leads Nato troops in Latvia. Graham scoffed, Nato derives its strength "also Russia".
Ischinger in the colors of the EU
host Wolfgang Ischinger had opened the conference in an unusual Outfit: a hooded sweater in the colors of the EU with the yellow star wreath. He appealed to Europe to take its security into its own hands. "We must tackle. There is nobody to solve the problems for us.“ Von der Leyen acknowledged that "Europe has to throw in the pan". Germany also had to change a lot of attitudes to Europe together would be able to make more skills available. You must come to the uniform rules for arms exports. "We Germans should not do so, as we were committed to the moral as France" or human rights more than the United Kingdom. Le Drian called for "a full-fledged Europe" within the Alliance.daily mirror tomorrow location Free
Indirect criticism of order practiced by the Leyen in the peace talks of the USA with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Germany keep themselves pure in its commitment to the principle of "Together, out together". You should decide "together". The peace must be "Afghan peace". And will only hold, if the Afghan government would be involved.More about
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is still A unanimous stance, such as Nato, the collapse of the INF Treaty by Russia would react. Von der Leyen advised of a nuclear retrofit, as written 35 yearsago. "The Tit-for-Tat of the' 80s will not help us." It is crucial, however, that Nato proceed together. Williamson said, however, that the West "must take advantage of all of the printing possibilities, in order to bring Russia back in line." Moscow "has provoked an arms race that the West is not demanding clearly".