Leonardo banner

The SPD co-chair admits Germany's mistakes in policy towards Russia

“In our search for common ground, we have often overlooked what separated us. It was a mistake"

© Agenzia Nova - Reproduction reserved

The co-chair of the German Social Democratic Party (SpD), Lars Klingbeil, he admitted the mistakes of his own training in politics towards Russia. “In our search for common ground, we have often overlooked what separated us. It was a mistake, ”said Klingbeil, who leads the SpD with Saskia Esken.

After the end of the Cold War, the party believed that relations with Moscow would simply improve. According to Klingbeil, this has created "blind spots in our relations with Russia and led to" errors "in dealing with the country. Now, the SpD co-president underlined, the statement that security and stability in Europe can only exist with and not against Russia is no longer valid. For Klingbeil, in fact, “today it is a question of organizing security from Russia” which “has abandoned the common security system and the common system of values”. Therefore, added the co-president of the SpD, “our security must work without Russia. Klingbeil then mentioned four errors of assessment made by the party after the end of the Cold War. First, the SPD failed to recognize that Russian President Vladimir Putin was consolidating his power in an autocratic way and applying power politics.

Secondly, the "change with trade", that is the attempt by Germany and the SPD to bring Russia closer to the West and to promote reforms through economic relations, did not work. Germany then became dependent on Russia for energy supplies and did not sufficiently take into account the interests of Central and Eastern European countries, which have lost confidence. Finally, Klingbeil declared that he could not imagine a normalization with Russia even in the long term, because "a return to the status quo of before the war against Ukraine cannot and will not be".

Read also other news on Nova News
Follow us on the social channels of Nova News on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Telegram

© Agenzia Nova - Reproduction reserved


Latest news

Near collision between US and Chinese military ships in the Taiwan Strait

According to the Canadian newspaper "Global News", a Chinese Navy warship increased speed in the vicinity of the US destroyer Uss Chong-Hoon and made a sharp turn, cutting off her course and coming within 150 meters of her bow

Mexico: 45 bags with human remains found during the search for seven missing young people

The Jalisco State Attorney's office in a note sent to the media specifies that the remains all belong to people around 30 years old

From Alghero to Turin: life-saving flight for a 42-day-old baby

A Falcon 900 aircraft of the 31st Wing of the Air Force embarked the little patient inside a thermal cradle, accompanied by her mother, a doctor and a nurse

Sudan: the regular army organizes reinforcements in Khartoum

A new offensive against the Rapid Support Forces is assumed
Lloyd Austin USA

Usa-China, Austin: Beijing engages in dialogue to avoid conflicts in the Asia-Pacific region

The US defense secretary explicitly referred to operations conducted by Chinese aircraft carrying out "risky interceptions of US and allied aircraft flying legally in international airspace".

Other news

Gulf: Iranian Navy commander announces joint naval force with seven countries in the region

"Almost all the countries in the North Indian Ocean region have come to the conclusion that they need to support the Islamic Republic of Iran and jointly establish security with significant synergy"

Türkiye: Erdogan hopes for unity in his first speech after the oath

"We promise to work with all our strength to protect the glory and honor of the Republic of Turkey, to promote its reputation and to glorify its name in the world for five years," said the head of state
Josep Borrell

Borrell: "In Ukraine we cannot accept the peace of the fittest"

"The country would become a second Belarus"

Three Israeli soldiers are killed in a firefight in the Negev desert

Sources close to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office: "The actions of an Egyptian police officer who killed three Israeli soldiers today are in no way representative of the strong security cooperation between Israel and Egypt."

Prime Minister Meloni on an official visit to Tunisia next week

This was reported by the presidency of the North African Republic in a note, after a telephone conversation between the Tunisian head of state, Kais Saied, and the head of the Italian government