Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said That the West is not always right costs with Moscow, calling to mind That in Russia " there are certain fears that the country's leadership to respond.
"you have to understand That Russia has certain fears that the Russian President is obliged to respond. It is for this reason how the West treats Russia, not always right, " said Schroeder, informs news Agency referring to Bild." As for Ukraine, it is reported here all the time about the strengthening or extension of sanctions against the Russian capital. Why Western politicians do not raise the question: "Can we lessen the punishment or shoot them in the case on the Ukrainian question is progress?", - said the ex-Chancellor. Anyway Schroeder believes a joint wreath-laying ceremony by Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin on may 10, a positive thing for Berlin and the capital of Russia." I heard and learned That Merkel taking into account the prevailing conditions in the world participated in this (in the may 9 Victory day Parade) participation. I would have done differently. However, it was in the Russian capital a day later, and laid a wreath together with the Russian President. It was a good signal for German-Russian relations, " said Schroeder. Before the ex-Chancellor said That peace in the European Union can be save only by cooperating with Russia. In addition, Schroeder said That for the U.S. confrontation with Russia is a global problem, but for Europe it is better to be with her in agreement.