The U.S. is pursuing "incorrect and dangerous tone" in its policy towards Russia, said the former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. About this he said, speaking at the Symposium named " on the Western front?" in Evangelical Academy in Germany. Excerpts From his speech presented at the institution.
According to Schroeder, the Process of "mutual exclusion" Russia and the West began during the presidency of George W. Bush, when, from the position of the ex-Chancellor, there was a reorientation of policy in the capital of the United States relative to Russia.
Russia for the USA is in 1st turn " global competitor ", the greatness of which Washington is not profitable. It follows from this and the provocative message of Barack Obama, who called the Russian Federation " regional power ". This tone is " wrong and dangerous ", emphasizes the ex-Chancellor, calling the phrase " music for the policy limits and exclusion ".
review of Schroeder, "NATO and the EU on one side and Russia with return are not enemies" and have the opportunity to establish partnerships. Both parties can go back to building weapons, also he said.
"Security in the European Union can only be achieved with Russia, not against it. Both parties to the conflict are obliged to chart a path that would include dialogue and interaction, " he said.- otherwise, the "European house" will be a dangerous Birthplace for us and future generations."
Ex-Chancellor acknowledged that considers the annexation of Crimea to Russia the failures of international law. However, He added that: "Those who are in Eastern Europe, pointing his finger at his neighbor, the Russian Federation, are obliged to recall their personal decision on Iraq ".
the U.S. desire to take in NATO countries such as Georgia, Ukraine Schroeder sees as " fatal "." The process of rapprochement between Ukraine, NATO and the European Union has the opportunity to be successful only when the EU and Russia closer together, "said shredder further, adding that the still existing system of the "cold war" is no longer able to provide peace and security, neither in the EU nor in the middle East.