Germany prepares to host the bц?chel air base about 20 of the latest American nuclear bombs B61-12. But the Ambassador of Germany in Moscow rц?diger von Fritsch believes that the pretext for concern - is only the replacement of the old weapons.
Many experts agree that the intentions of the United States on placement of the order of 20 nuclear bombs on the ground in Germany would violate the strategic balance of power in Europe and eventually complicate the interaction between States in the region. However the German side did not see in the events of circumstances to worry about.
"Nothing new here. It's not as fresh, it's not the extension. It is about to be replaced components, the nodes, the lifetime of which ended", - quotes RIA Novosti news Agency the Ambassador of Germany in Moscow rц?diger von Fritsch. "It is the interests of security, the strengthening of the guns in a safe state", - said the German diplomat.
But Moscow with a similar situation do not agree, as this measure directly affects the security of all States in the region. "This is another step, while, alas, an extremely severe step in the direction of tension on the European continent. It is, alas, in case of realization of these intentions, but at the moment, subject to the decision of the Bundestag, etc., can be say that they sure are on the path of realization", - said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
"Naturally, this can lead to the violation of strategic balance in Europe. And therefore, certainly, it will require Russia to adopt appropriate contraho, countermeasures for regeneration of parity, as it is not a step towards stability, towards increasing confidence and security in Europe," he added.
Remember, the German correspondents referring to the budget documents office of the United States spoke about the preparation for the placement at the airbase of the German armed forces near the metropolis bц?chel 20 American nuclear bombs type B61-12. With all this the Pentagon announced that it did not consider similar steps violation of the treaties on nuclear weapons.
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