German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a meeting of Christian Democrats in Muenster in western Germany on Wednesday, Nov. 30, Censor.NET reports citing DW.
Refuting accusation of a member of her party who believed that NATO was aggressive, she said that NATO sought no confrontation with Russia; it did not need an enemy, and the Alliance members advocated nothing more than self-protection.
Merkel advised him to put himself in the shoes of the Baltic States - the EU and NATO members, which felt threatened by the East. The chancellor believes that the lack of measures against Russian actions in Ukraine will inspire no significant respect.
According to Merkel, Europe must advocate the principle allowing each country to determine who to align with. The German chancellor, who originally hails from the former East Germany, said that she could not violate this principle as she shared the joy of German reunification. However, Merkel has repeatedly stood for maintaining relations with Russia.