The words of German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer that Russia’s actions allegedly lead to an “increase in challenges” for the European region are said to justify an increase in the country’s defense spending. This was stated on April 3 by military expert Alexei Leonkov.
“How can they (spending – ed.) Be justified if there are no threats? The more terrible the threat, the more money will be required to defend against it, ”the RT expert quotes.
In his opinion, this is why the words about “threats” are heard.
As the specialist noted, Moscow is trying to pursue a fairly open policy and does not threaten anyone. But any military exercises, testing of new types of weapons – all this is called threats.
“In September there will be exercises” West-2021 “, an information agenda is already being prepared for these exercises: Russia will be accused of all grave sins … The most fantastic scenarios will sound,” Leonkov concluded.
The day before, German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer explained that Germany’s need to invest in its own security is due, among other things, to Russia’s actions. Germany is often the target of attacks that may be associated with Moscow, she assured.
In February, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the Munich Security Conference that Russia allegedly constantly implicates EU countries in hybrid disagreements. She called for a common transatlantic agenda towards Russia. At the same time, French leader Emmanuel Macron, during his speech at the event, spoke in favor of dialogue with Russia and the building of an international architecture of security and trust.