About a hundred generals and senior officers of the army of the former GDR had signed an open Letter in which he recognized the illegal policy of the West regarding Russia. The text of the letter with the name "soldiers for peace" posted on the Internet office of the newspaper.
The appeal was signed by ex-Ministers of defence Heinz Kessler and Theodore Hoffman, 3 General-Colonel, 19 Lieutenant General, 61 major General, and among them Astronaut Sigmund Jahn, several admirals, and colonels and captains. The letter will focus to the Bundestag and to the embassies of NATO countries.
After 70 years of Field end of the war, which cost the lives of 27 million Soviet citizens, war again became the companion of mankind, the statement said." Restructuring of the world under the leadership of the U.S. and its allies led to the wars in Yugoslavia and Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and the Sudan, Libya and Somalia, " - said in the letter.
concerning the Ukrainian fall of the GDR military emphasize that the U.S. strategy is aimed at " the elimination of Russia As a competitor and a reduction of the European Union ". The attempt to establish Ukraine as a member of the EU and NATO, according to their statements, shows the desire to make a "cordon Sanitaire from the Baltic to the Black sea in order to isolate Russian Federation from the rest of Europe" that will make it impossible for the Union of Russia and Germany.
The signatories also emphasize " an unprecedented campaign in the media ", " military hysteria and Russophobia ". According to the German military, this is contrary to the diplomatic role that could play Germany, given its geopolitical position, historical Experience and objective desires of the people."
"As we very well know what war is, we stand for peace" - said the military the GDR.
"We need not a military campaign against Russia, and the mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence. We need no military dependence on North America, and own responsibility for the world, " they called.
"As Soldiers, we know very well that the war should not be an instrument of policy. Based on our experience, we can assess the implications for the whole of Europe, " - said at a press conference, ex-Minister of defense of the GDR Admiral Theodor Hoffmann, quoted. According to him, most of the signatories of the Letter were witnesses of the Second world war.
Key issues are able to be solved only in cooperation with Russia, said Hoffman." Experience shows that with the Russians better to be friends than to quarrel, " said he.