OREANDA-NEWS. Mutual understanding with Russia must be achieved from a position of strength. This was stated by German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in an article written for the magazine Focus.

The politician noted that in 2021, the correct policy of Germany could reconcile transatlantic and European interests. Part of this reality is Russia’s large-scale armament on NATO’s eastern border, so it shows how important and relevant for Europe is intimidation as a prerequisite for reaching mutual understanding from a position of strength, Kramp-Karrenbauer wrote.

She said that the 2021 agenda is full of various topics, including the budget, the situation in Europe, Russia, the United States and China. In addition, she added, the fight against Islamic terrorism should not be forgotten.

Berlin has come to understand that a country of the size and power of Germany must do more to protect itself and its allies, Kramp-Karrenbauer resumed.