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Offbeat Annalena Baerbock in Moscow: Foreign Minister emphasizes Need to dialog

16:31  18 january  2022
16:31  18 january  2022 Source:   spiegel.de

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Upon your first visit to Moscow, Foreign Minister Baerbock urges a diplomatic solution in Ukraine crisis. Although there are "big and partly fundamental disagreements", there would be no alternative to the dialogue.

  Annalena Baerbock in Moskau: Außenministerin betont Notwendigkeit zum Dialog © Alexei Maishev / Itar-TASS / Imago

The relationships between Germany and Russia are tense. At her first visit to Moscow, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said, she had traveled with a thick call folder. This is because "big and partly fundamental disagreements" existed between the two countries. At the same time, you see »opportunities for more cooperation«. The focus of the talks was the Ukraine crisis.

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It is difficult »100,000 Russian soldiers to the Ukrainian border can not be seen as a threat," said the Greens politician. At the same time she emphasized the need for dialogue. It is important to return to the negotiating table in view of a possible Russian invasion in Ukraine. You have to find ways to revive the Normandy format. "We are ready for a serious dialogue with Russia to increase security throughout Europe."

Baerbock has also reminded Russia to dispense with threats against the neighboring Ukraine and to comply with basic values ​​in Europe. "We have no choice when defending our common rules, even if this has a high economic price," she said.

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At the same time, she slammed more forgive sounds. "There is no alternative to stable relationships between Moscow and Berlin, and I would like to continue working and I also speak here on behalf of the entire German Federal Government," she said.

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said it was "untenable" Russia in Ukraine as a War Party. He was worried about the course of NATO.

The relationship between Moscow and Berlin are currently at a low point. After the murder of a Georgian in the Berlin Tiergarten in August 2019, a court sentenced a Russian and accused Moscow "State terrorism". The two countries had mutually diplomats. Germany is responsible for Hacker attacks on the Bundestag 2015 and for the attack on the Kremlbemlemen Alexej Nawalny with the internationally emphasized chemical warfare Novichok. In addition, Moscow is upset about the transmission stop for the German program of its state station RT.

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Tom Axworthy remembers the occasion when Pierre Trudeau encouraged Ronald Reagan to broaden his approach to the Soviet Union during a visit to the White House in December, 1983. Inconceivable as it seemed then (and does now) the Kremlin was convinced that NATO was preparing a first strike, in part because the Americans had unveiled the Star Wars defence initiative and the U.S. president was referring to the Soviet Union as the “evil empire.” As Inconceivable as it seemed then (and does now) the Kremlin was convinced that NATO was preparing a first strike, in part because the Americans had unveiled the Star Wars defence initiative and the U.S. president was referring to the Soviet Union as the “evil empire.

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