The President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke about German-Russian relations in an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung June 16, 2017. His statement has disappointed those who were hoping to hear on the discharge of the bilateral relations. The President very clearly put it, as the vast majority of German politicians and media of the country. Steinmeier has put Russia in a negative light and said it expects the deterioration of relations between the two countries.
He said: “If Russia will try to influence elections to the Bundestag, the stock of understanding will inevitably dwindle. It will harm both sides”. Then he added: “over the last fifteen years, Russia and Europe increasingly are moving away from each other.” Today the Russian Federation is looking for its identity not in the common points with Europe and the West, but rather in distancing from them. He also spoke about the “annexation” of Crimea and Russia’s military actions in the East of Ukraine, which further escalated.
Questions without answers
Such statements of the President of Germany once again demonstrated the intention to ignore the obvious facts and to give their assessment of specific events. And, of course, no coincidence that Steinmeier does not provide any substantial evidence does not result any fact and is limited to propaganda. In this regard, the following questions arise:
• How Moscow can affect the parliamentary elections? One can hardly blame the Russian government to have their own opinions about the different parties and candidates. Just as no one can blame him for the fact that it criticizes the political forces that instigate conflict. It is absolutely obvious that Russian media broadcasting in the German language, such as Sputnik and RT, have the right to freedom of speech.
• The idea that the opinion of voters “manipulated by Moscow,” comes from a certain kind of people, which prevails in certain circles in Germany and other countries, which do not hesitate to influence the German voters. Noteworthy is the idea that the Russian hackers can gain access to the most classified information of the parties and candidates and to make them public, as well as its possible impact on elections. And unless the data and information about parties and candidates should be disclosed? This is exactly what raises the curiosity of the voters…
The Russian government must be grateful for your negative image?
• Given the current alienation, wouldn’t it be more reasonable to analyze our own role in this situation? Since the beginning of the century, Russia’s presidents and their governments regularly signaled to other European countries, especially Germany, by offering to strengthen the relationship and make a choice in favor of closer cooperation. The reactions were contradictory. On the one hand, Europe, especially Germany, are trying to conduct a profitable business with Russia, creating different grounds, such as St. Petersburg or the Russian-German forums.
• On the other hand, NATO is approaching the borders of Russia, and the EU tries to establish closer relations with Russia’s neighbors — Ukraine is not the only example — and at the same time trying to spoil relations with its Western neighbors. As for the forums, it should be noted that, from the point of view of the West, the dialogue at these sites were never on an equal footing, and it was all to “Zapadniy” Russia. The Russian people lived under this scenario, during the Yeltsin era and knows what to expect. In your opinion, is it really surprising that Russian policy is increasingly seeking to develop and go his own way and not to Express my gratitude for the constant attempts to demonize?
What really happened in the Crimea and Ukraine?
Why ignored the facts when it comes to Crimea and Ukraine? EU countries, especially Germany, are responsible for the aggravation of the situation in the autumn of 2013. Being at that time Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier in February 2014 he took an active part years, in the transfer of power in Ukraine through constitutional means, but already the next day, the signed agreement was cancelled and there was a coup. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany, which was one of the signatories of these agreements, did nothing in that situation, then as Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia urged him.
The coup in Ukraine came to power a government hostile not only against Russia, but against the part of the Ukrainian population positively related to his neighbor and wants more independence from Kiev. And the population of Crimea is mostly Russian-speaking — like joining the Peninsula to Russia. The majority of inhabitants of Crimea do not think this annexation, and at the level of international law assessment of the events of spring 2014 different.
As rightly noted by the President of Germany, a new deterioration of German-Russian relations will be detrimental to “both sides.” Then the question arises why German politicians and media are trying this relationship to escalate. It certainly does not meet the desires and interests of the majority of the population in Germany. So why German policy is so hostile to Russia?
What bothers Russia?
If we proceed from the actions, it becomes clear that they cannot be regarded as the true causes of permanent discredit Russia. The German policy was also a lot of things. The German President knows that the charges against Russia, is not viable.
Whether it is through Germany some American circles in the section of the European continent and the establishment of a new iron curtain, what was stated at the conference in Bratislava in April 2010? All countries located to the West of the borders will be fully subordinated to the United States.
The U.S. Senate contributed to the fact that 97 votes to 2, was for the strengthening of sanctions against Russia, and even tried to deprive Donald trump’s possible to cancel them. In the US, hatred of Russia has taken incredible proportions. And there are numerous reasons for this. Ranging from inter-war against the incumbent President at the head of the “deep state”, and ending with serious economic interests in the vast natural resources of Russia.
Another reason is that Russia has become the first in promoting the concept the right of each country to decide their fate. In fact, for humanity is not the good news is that USA only or some kind of “world government” can determine the fate of the world.
Preparing the clash between Russia and Germany?
Twice in the twentieth century, Germany was involved in a devastating war against Russia and the Soviet Union. We want to once again pit Russia against Germany, against the will of the German people?
Does Germany have forces that would like to use the deterioration of relations between the two countries? Worldwide, and in Germany in particular, there are forces that thrive on conflict (including war), despite the fact that Russia can do profitable business. When we talk about the United States, primarily we are talking about the military industrial complex.
In Germany, the power that destroys culture, enjoyed special influence in society, from gender ideology and need stupor, individual atomization of our children and adolescents. These forces are the sworn enemies of all States and people wanting to save, care for and develop their cultural identity. We find the most vicious attitude towards Russia on the pages of major German Newspapers.
And so on. You need to be patient to wait for the final answer to the question. Your own opinion is paramount
And as a conclusion: this writer is a resident of Germany, and he is very concerned about the fate of their country. It is not an official representative of the Russian government, does not receive in Russia no subsidies and not dancing to anyone’s tune. He just decided to rely on their own opinion. He knows that the conflict with Russia can only lead to an impasse and has led to many losses. He is convinced that Germany can negotiate with Russia, if the German politicians want. He calls for dialogue, not confrontation. He honors the words of former German Chancellor Willy Brandt: “Peace is not everything but without peace everything comes to nothing”.