The statements of the commander-in-chief of allied forces in the European Union General Philip Breedlove about the presence of branches of the Russian military power in the East of Ukraine cause confusion in the political circles of Germany, writes in the first day of the weekend the German weekly.
Bledlow before the press in the capital of the United States said that "the situation in the Donbass clearly getting worse every day," because there seemed to be directed over one thousand pieces of various mechanisms of the Russian army, air defense systems, artillery divisions ", says Spiegel.
"German politicians were stunned. They don't know what Breedlove said. And it was not the 1st time. The German government, based on the information of the Federal intelligence service BND, foreign intelligence, does not share the opinion of the commander-in-chief of allied forces in the European Union ", - reported in the publication Spiegel.
the journal emphasizes that the American approach to the situation in Ukraine " already known ", because Breedlove in recent months stated as if the Russian military presence in the East of Ukraine, the movement of compounds with tanks on the border. As noted by Spiegel, the number of Russian troops within the borders of the Russian Federation is much smaller than said Breedlove.
according to the publication, the German government such Statements concern." Do the Americans to prevent European attempts, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel?" the journal says, speaking of the Minsk agreement on achieving a ceasefire in Ukraine. Authorized in the device of German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes that explanations Breedlove are " dangerous propaganda ", says Spiegel.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat in the region. According to the summary data of the United Nations, victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people. The next meeting of the contact group on 12 February ended with the adoption of a package of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements, involving, for example, a cease-fire in the Donbass with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons And the development of a security zone.