Security in Europe is under serious threat and offers to resume arms control. This opinion was expressed by Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, reports Deutsche Welle with reference to the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
According to him, the illegal annexation of the Crimea Russia has questioned the basic principles of European security structures. There is a new form of confrontation has highlighted the role of new technologies.
“Europe may face a new dangerous spiral of the arms race”, – he stressed.
The Minister assured that in such situation it is necessary to catch Russia on the word and start a new debate about control of conventional weapons in Europe.”
The head of the German foreign Ministry believes that relations with Russia should pursue a dual strategy, combining deterrence and detente. He stressed that the offer of cooperation with Russia should be specific, otherwise the balance will be lost.”