Merkel: “After the annexation of Crimea, Germany should increase defense spending”

After the war in the Donbas and annexation of Crimea, Germany should increase military spending. Reports replyua.net with reference to the DW, this statement came from German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“The challenges facing NATO, has changed dramatically in recent years,” said the Chancellor. She also said that after Russia began to support the separatists in Eastern Ukraine and annexed the Peninsula of Crimea, NATO should focus on the protection of countries that are members of the unit. “It is necessary to carry out certain activities, for example, by the presence in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe” – said Merkel.

However, she noted that although NATO has shown a willingness to protect, you need to work on good relations with Russia. According to her, Germany really need more responsible relations with the Russian Federation and the Council Russia-NATO need to continue negotiations, to achieve changes in relations with Moscow.

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