The recent increase of the tone of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, Russia violates the tradition of the " Eastern policy " And a concern of the German politicians, writes.
Merkel, for example, at the G20 conference in Brisbane argued that the conflict in Ukraine can turn into " fire " And that the Russian Federation holds an ambiguous policy on Georgia And Moldova, And in the Balkans." All this is not consistent with our values, " said Merkel.
While such rhetoric is troublesome for a number of leading German politicians, since 1970-ies in the country practiced the so-called " was " or Eastern policy, when Germany, in spite of everything, sustain dialogue, And quite friendly relations with the USSR And the countries of the Warsaw Pact. Such tone Chancellor scares many Germans, in which important political figures, most of the social democratic party of Germany, who are in coalition with the party of Merkel's Christian Democrats. It is the leader of the social Democrat Willy Brandt And started a " was " about forty years ago.
Former Mayor of Brandenburg Matthias Platzeck in response to the rhetoric Merkel tried to convince the West to adhere to the policy of cooperation with Russia ". The head of the social democratic party Sigmar Gabriel supported him, saying that the West is obliged to continue the conversation with Putin ". And even the Head of the German foreign Ministry Steinmeier tried to convince to the accurate choice of words.