Phrases such hardliners against Russia, as commander-in-chief of allied forces in the European Union Philip Breedlove and the Assistant Secretary on issues of European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, lead to dissatisfaction among the Europeans, says.
Not only "restless" Philip Breedlove irritating. Other "actors" are also perceived by Europeans as an obstacle to attempts to find a diplomatic solution Ukrainian conflict." Their goal - arms deliveries to Ukraine ", - said printed illustrated edition, noting that to achieve this they work together.
The US assistant Secretary of state Victoria Nuland said on Wednesday that Ukraine are " thousands of Russian soldiers ". Spiegel recalls that in February at a closed meeting in the US capital Nuland called the decision by Angela Merkel to go to the capital of Russia on conversations with Vladimir Putin " nonsense ". His contemptuous attitude toward the "weak" Europeans she's Not even trying to hide the magazine adds.
Breedlove, for its part, reported that "the situation in the Donbass clearly getting worse every day," because there seemed to be sent more than one thousand pieces of various mechanisms of the Russian army, air defense systems, artillery divisions ". According to the publication, the German politicians were "stunned" by these statements and did Not understand what he said.
experts have challenged almost all his statements, but his words Breedlove Not wanted, emphasizes Spiegel.
"Sensational" statements by NATO under the leadership of Breedlove of Russian troops and equipment in Ukraine cause confusion in the office of Angela Merkel's already more than One month. The German government is afraid that the statement of the commander of the NATO forces in the EU will undermine the reputation of the West, continues the German magazine.
This is Not the 1st time when "actors" from the United States provide inaccurate information about events in Ukraine, writes printed illustrated edition.
One example is a few weeks ago, before the meeting, "channel four" in Minsk, commander of the army in the European Union Ben Hodges talked about the Russian troops, as if taking part in the fighting in the Ukraine. Then the Ukrainian military told about that on the site, Luhansk oblast of the Russian Federation forwarded a few dozen tanks and systems of volley fire.
Concerned about these allegations Berlin urgently appealed to the German intelligence service BND, however, provided her satellite images have been seen only a few armored personnel carriers. Where did Hodges had such information remains a mystery and today, highlights One of the employees of intelligence.