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Germany does not approve of NATO’s military expansion to Poland and Baltic States

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe German government does not approve of Poland’s and Baltic States’ request to expand NATO’s military presence in Eastern European countries, writes Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung.

The German government remains firmly with belief that one can avoid using ‘long-term presence of large military forces’ in Eastern Europe, as mentioned in the soon-to-be published response of the Cabinet of Ministers to the request of Alliance ’90/The Greens.

The refusal to introduce NATO forces in Eastern Europe complies with Russia-NATO pact, as mentioned in the response. Instead of increasing military presence in Eastern Europe, Germany supports the development of conditions that would allow the relocation of NATO forces if such a need arises.

The German government emphasizes that it sees not reasons for strategic changes within NATO, as reported by the newspaper.

The government has said that it will remain in favour of maintaining partner relations with Russia. It is noted in the response that it is only possible to achieve long-term security in Europe through cooperation with Moscow. However, due to the current situation in Ukraine, there are no conditions for cooperation at the moment.


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  1. mike walsh says:

    woohoo, Germany is now a Moscow paid stooge. Meanwhile, in Soviet Bloc Lithuania:

    “The General Procurator of the Republic of Lithuania has banned the video of Rolandas Palauskas about the Ukrainian crisis. The Lithuanian State has forced You tube to remove the video in English language and maybe soon they will remove also the original one.

    I ask you know that somebody download this document. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR US HAVING THIS VIDEO since Palauskas is telling the truth. Later we will place it in other platforms and we will traduce again

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  2. jj says:

    ‘we will traduce again’?????

    Who is ‘we’? Since ‘traduce’ means to damage someones reputation by telling lies about them, I am impressed that you are admitting to it!

    (Anyway, the video has been around for months, it has not been banned by anyone, and is still freely available with English subtitles if you bother looking.)

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    • mike walsh says:

      She, the loyal daughter of a detested NKVD officer, banned it though it was a futile gesture that has backfired spectacularly. Soon in Spanish too.

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  3. Brian says:

    The EU needs to secure new markets for its produce and develop the means to stop its dependance on Russian gas.

    The comments by Germany are driven by business, and are only there for personal short term gain, not the safety of the EU. The business lobby is quite strong in all countries.

    Stop all dependance on Russia.

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    • mike walsh says:

      BLOOMBERG REPORT. 01.08.14: “Investors are punishing many former Soviet bloc nations for their ties to Russia even as these countries, now European Union members, support sanctions on President Vladimir Putin for his actions in Ukraine.” (smirk). You are going the same way as Ukraine; America’s plantation and soon, the Flanders, Ypres and Somme of WW3. .

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  4. Tom says:

    Careful your making a fool of yourself again Walsh! Incidentally, where is your own website link that informs us of all your inspiring journalistic talent and knowledge. Don’t keep it to yourself you’ll never become an inspiration to us in the civilised world if you keep it all to yourself. I will PAY good money to become a member!!!enlighten us all please!!!

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