Tensions at Munich Security Conference

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GEOMETR.IT  euronews.com

 

Trying  to blame  everyone except  the West

YOUTUBE 2018  Diplomatic tensions at day two of Munich Security Conference

Day two of the Munich Security Conference saw Germany come out in favour of easing some of the sanctions imposed on Russia. But only if a ceasefire could be reached in eastern Ukraine, with help from UN peacekeepers.

It has raised questions about NATO’s role in eastern European relations.

“Will NATO strengthen itself to contain Russian power in Eastern Europe giving what Russian have done illegally in Crimea, in the Donbass and in Georgia? I think the answer is positive. The NATO defence ministers have determined that they increase their findings. We have troop in Poland and three Baltic countries. I think NATO is unified. We have to continue the sanctions against Russia”, said Nicholas Burns, the former US Ambassador to NATO.

His counterpart, former Russian Ambassador to NATO Alexander Grushko, declined to speak to euronews in Munich.

But the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian senate said a united approach – which included Russia – was needed.

“The only approach that Russia thinks is right is that security is indivisible. It must be shared by everyone. Cooperation in the field of security should not be divided into blocks. NATO’s continued existence provokes new threats, rather than overcoming them. This conference has always been anti-Russian. Unfortunately, they try to blame Russia for all problems facing the West”, Konstantin Kosachev insisted.

Amid strained diplomatic relations inside the conference, outside several hundred people demonstrated in favour of peace and disarmament.

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  1. Though U.S. and NATO officials do not oppose such plans in principle, they worry that creating a duplicate military structure could sap NATO’s own resources.

  2. Yet, von der Leyen also made it clear that in Europe’s view defense is about more than just military spending, taking a swipe at Washington for reducing its support for the United Nations and development aid to the world’s struggling regions. Such support isn’t merely “nice to have,” she said, but rather a “must.”

  3. What concerns longtime transatlanticists about the debate is that it comes amid what they as see as an increasingly volatile relationship between the U.S. and Russia, tensions that could quickly spill into Europe.

  4. To the Brink – and Back?

    REPORT HERUNTERLADEN
    Für die internationale Sicherheit war das Jahr 2017 unter anderem geprägt von Anzeichen einer anhaltenden Erosion der so genannten liberalen internationalen Ordnung, einer immer unberechenbareren US-Außenpolitik sowie der Gefahr einer nuklearen Konfrontation um Nordkorea. Die Spannungen in vielen Teilen der Welt haben zugenommen: Die Rhetorik zwischen den USA und Nordkorea ist eskaliert, das Zerwürfnis im Golf hat sich intensiviert, nicht nur zwischen Saudi-Arabien und dem Iran, und große Rüstungskontrollverträge stehen auf dem Spiel. Im letzten Jahr ist die Welt näher – viel zu nah – an die Schwelle eines großen zwischenstaatlichen Konfliktes gerückt und die internationale Gemeinschaft muss alles tun, um sich von dieser Schwelle wegzubewegen.

  5. Listening to the video clip on this page – Gabriel says he considers it difficult to spend 2% of gdp on defence. Well yes, we ALL find it difficult to spend anything on defence, but if Germany – a very rich country – reaps the benefits of NATO on the back of those few nations that spend the 2%, then they are simply free loaders and lack integrity as a nation. Why should the poorer countries pay for NATO when Germany (and France, Spain, Italy etc) don’t?

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