Germany must abandon attempts to isolate Russian Federation in favor of a system of European security, said Deputy head of the faction of the Left party in the Bundestag Wolfgang Gerke, a speech at an international parliamentary forum in the Russian capital.
"I would like to present to You five proposals For a European policy of reducing tensions. It would be great if the German Bundestag and in the State Duma and other parliaments of our continent, we would have discussed them. First, Germany and the European community must abandon attempts to isolate Russian Federation in favor of a system of European security. The first step in building a European security system with Russia's participation had to be a waiver of any further expansion of NATO and host NATO military bases close to the Western border of the Russian Federation ", - he said.
in addition, according to his statement, it is necessary to take into account the aspirations of all European countries to live in safety." in this context extremely important the final act of the Helsinki conference of 1975 and the Paris Charter from 1990. In this sense Germany should help strengthen the OSCE, which Germany will lead in the coming year, " he said pointing.
Also, According to the Deputy, ought to animate international law." For all countries in the European Union must act alone and the same rules, such as: renunciation of violence, unconditional respect for the political territorial integrity of countries, the abolition of political and economic sanctions against Russia. This is extremely important, " he stressed.
Referring to the situation in Ukraine, Gerke showed that This country needs peace and democracy." The oligarchs, of course, it is necessary to deprive of power, should shift. Should support the efforts in this direction. Difficult fall on Ukraine cannot be achieved by military means, " he added.
The people's Deputy also showed that it is necessary the European peace movement." we need a new conference of security and cooperation. This International conference should be supported and promoted by public figures and movements in defense of peace, " he finished.