In the German media: Germany is powerless in front of Putin's Russia


Regular calls from Germany about the need to continue the dialogue with Russia demonstrate Berlin's powerlessness in front of Moscow. On May 2, 2021, the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, which has a pro-American focus, wrote about this.


The recent conflict between the Czech Republic and the Russian Federation over the explosions at the ammunition depots in Vrbetica 7 years ago did not arouse any interest in the FRG. Only four days later, Angela Merkel informed the Czechs of solidarity.

Germany's elite is fascinated by the "soap opera" chosen by the future chancellor. Therefore, she is not up to the problems of an ally. For her, Vladimir Putin's Russia is an overwhelming challenge. By doing this, Berlin is exposing itself to ridicule and undermining the confidence of other Europeans.

Germany did not even dare to take a symbolic action - to expel a group of Russian spies with diplomatic passports from the country. Thanks to Berlin, the European Union has never been able to give a single answer to the Kremlin. Therefore, the next repetition of the mantra "do not break the thread of dialogue" with Moscow will soon be heard from Berlin again, the newspaper concludes.

A good example is the role of Germany in resolving the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. In 2014, Chancellor Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron were able to stop the advance of the Russian army, but after that the negotiation process "stalled", and calls for the implementation of the Minsk agreements turned into idle talk.

By maneuvering his army on the border with Ukraine this spring, Putin showed that he can do whatever he wants at any time convenient for him. Clear statements from the United States, not a warning from Germany, are holding him back from abrupt movements.

As for the situation with the Russian Alexei Navalny, Berlin categorically refused to link the opposition's case with the Nord Stream 2 gas transmission project. With this, Germany actually disavowed the unified sanctions policies EU. Moreover, the heads of government of the German states openly advocate deepening cooperation with Russia, and federal officials in Berlin pretend that nothing is happening.

Armin Laschet is likely to become the next German chancellor, who will not be tough on Russia. His convictions can be judged by the almost pro-Russian reaction to the situation in Syria and the poisoning of the Skripals. And in general, one gets the feeling that politicians in Germany are too fixated on themselves.

But the Russian problem has only grown over the years. The next elections to the Bundestag may become the target of the Russian special services. Therefore, before it is too late, it is necessary to show the Kremlin the "red line" and introduce restrictions against the Russian oligarchs. But Berlin looks extremely helpless in the face of an increasingly authoritarian and aggressive Moscow, sums up the media.
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  1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 2 May 2021 19: 18
    +5
    impose restrictions on Russian oligarchs

    Especially with Israeli passports. Aha! "Many believe" ... (c)
    1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) 3 May 2021 09: 10
      -6
      How did Putin allow his oligarchs (sorry, socially oriented businessmen) to have Israeli passports? Probably, the "boyars" are hiding it from him ...
      1. Dear sofa expert. 3 May 2021 10: 21
        +4
        How did Putin allow his oligarchs (sorry, socially oriented businessmen) to have Israeli passports? Probably, the "boyars" are hiding it from him ...

        Russia, a democratic state.
        A Russian does not need to hide the existence of his dual citizenship or nationality.

        Of the Constitution of the Russian Federation of 30.12.2008/6/30.12.2008 N 7-FKZ and of XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX N XNUMX-FKZ):
        A citizen of the Russian Federation may have citizenship of a foreign state (dual citizenship) in accordance with federal law or an international treaty of the Russian Federation.
        The fact that a citizen of the Russian Federation has the citizenship of a foreign state does not diminish his rights and freedoms and does not release him from obligations arising from Russian citizenship, unless otherwise provided by federal law or an international treaty of the Russian Federation.

        Wiki
        1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) 3 May 2021 18: 44
          -5
          So after all, these same oligarchs are persuaded by the people as soon as they can, they are scolding them, they say, they fill their pockets, but they don’t think about the people, and Putin, they say, cannot do anything with them. Pyotr Vladimirovich won thinks that this is because they have foreign passports, and they are not at all interested in the fate of Russia. Does this mean slander? Do they think about the people?
          1. Dear sofa expert. 3 May 2021 19: 18
            +3
            So after all, these same oligarchs are persuaded by the people as soon as they can, they are scolding them, they say, they fill their pockets, but they don’t think about the people, and Putin, they say, cannot do anything with them. Pyotr Vladimirovich won thinks that this is because they have foreign passports, and they are not at all interested in the fate of Russia. Does this mean slander? Do they think about the people?

            So, after all, these very oligarchs are persuaded by the people as soon as they can, they are scolding them, they say, they fill their pockets, but they don’t think about the people, and Netanyahu, they say, cannot do anything with them. Pyotr Vladimirovich won thinks that this is because they have foreign passports, and they are not at all interested in the fate of Israel. Does this mean slander? Do they think about the people?
            1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) 3 May 2021 19: 25
              -5
              Very primitive for a troll of your level. It looks like a little kid teasing for no reason.
              1. Dear sofa expert. 3 May 2021 19: 31
                +3
                Very primitive for a troll of your level.

                Thanks for the level.
                You are the troll here. Foreign agent, so to speak.)
                And I'm Russian, on my native Russian site.
                I was not teasing, I just wanted you to see your reflection in the "eerkale", and understand how funny you look in this "mirror".
                It seems to work.)
      2. Misha MIHALKOV Offline Misha MIHALKOV
        Misha MIHALKOV (Misha MIHALKOV) 3 May 2021 10: 51
        +4
        The balda is immortal, in Russia you can legally have two citizenships.
        1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) 3 May 2021 19: 01
          -5
          To civil servants too? To members of the government, deputies of the State Duma? By the way, I am not completely "immortal", I do not live in Ukraine.
          1. Dear sofa expert. 3 May 2021 19: 20
            +3
            By the way, I am not completely "immortal", I do not live in Ukraine.

            Why are you so from your homeland as the devil shy away from incense?
            Do you really feel ashamed of your "imperishable"?
      3. Dear sofa expert. 3 May 2021 19: 16
        +3
        How did Putin allow his oligarchs (sorry, socially oriented businessmen) to have Israeli passports? Probably, the "boyars" are hiding it from him ...

        How did Netanyahu admit that his oligarchs (sorry, socially oriented businessmen) have Russian passports? Probably, the "boyars" are hiding it from him ...
        1. tatiana korzhenko (tatiana korzhenko) 3 May 2021 19: 21
          -5
          What kind of “oligarchs Netanyahu?” And that, about them, if they exist, is also a popular cry? I don’t remember something like that.
          1. Dear sofa expert. 3 May 2021 19: 26
            +3
            What are the "Netanyahu oligarchs"?

            Well, since they have Israeli citizenship, along with Russian, then they are your oligarchs? Moreover, they all have some sort of “non-Russian” surname.)

            And what about them, if they exist, is also a cry of the people?

            Oh, so you only listen to the cries of other peoples?)
            Go to your historical homeland (immortal), and prick up your ears there. Maybe you will hear.
            1. isofat Offline isofat
              isofat (isofat) 3 May 2021 19: 53
              +2
              Quote: Dear sofa expert.
              Go to your historic homeland

              They are nomads. Twelve nomadic tribes, for some reason, are called "tribes".

              Then they decided to settle, conquered the land, the first king of Seoul. Jerusalem, this is not their city... Jerusalem already existed before the nomads conquered it.

              It was not they who laid it, founded and built it. yes
              1. Dear sofa expert. 3 May 2021 19: 59
                +3
                Jerusalem is not their piece of their historical homeland.

                This is what is incomprehensible to me. Well, even if it has now suddenly become a historical homeland, what does not suit them there?
                Why are they all coming here again? What are they smeared with honey here?)
                As annoying flies, by God.)
                1. isofat Offline isofat
                  isofat (isofat) 3 May 2021 20: 15
                  0
                  The last time an attempt to make Crimea the sixteenth Soviet Jewish the republic was undertaken in 1952, thanks to Stalin, he did not. There have been attempts before. This is an interesting topic.

                  I went to the website of the United Jewish Community. I do not give a link, it is not difficult to find it.

                  Here is their goal and mission:


                  Quite a task of occupation and goals.

                  And I was looking at their website because I wanted to see phrases, where would they identify with Ukrainians... Like - we are residents of Ukraine ...
                  Alas, I did not find it, probably I was looking badly. yes
                2. isofat Offline isofat
                  isofat (isofat) 3 May 2021 20: 27
                  0
                  Quote: Dear sofa expert.
                  ... what doesn't suit them there anymore?

                  They have not yet defined the final boundaries of their state. When Israel was proclaimed, no boundaries were specified.
  2. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 2 May 2021 19: 49
    +8
    Germany is powerless over the United States.
    What the United States has been systematically doing for many years. repeat

    wrote the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, which has a pro-American focus.

    For today's Germany, this is quite normal.
  3. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 2 May 2021 20: 03
    +10
    South-East of Ukraine. In 2014 year Chancellor Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron

    ?? wassat fool
    Newspapers from the German "Mirror of the Day" lie to their readers even in small things ... after all, not Emma Macron, but Francois Hollande was the President of France in 2014! ....
    А
    Germany's regular calls on the need to continue the dialogue with Russia demonstrate

    It is by no means "Berlin's powerlessness in front of Moscow", but the realistic thinking of many German politicians who refuse (even under the pressure of the possessed amero-fascist "hawks" and despite the "ameriosolidarny" anti-Russian hysteria of the Young European "limitrophes") to neglect the political and economic interests of their own country! good
    And so absolutely, in the end, these "non-polite universal human media" were wandering around, dramatically "wringing their hands" and manipulatively "lamenting" the alleged "helplessness of Berlin" in the face of the supposedly "increasingly authoritarian and aggressive Moscow" (while "addressing" , apparently, to the very stupid philistines, completely incapable of independent thinking ??! winked )! smile
    1. Dear sofa expert. 2 May 2021 21: 09
      +4
      Newspapers from the German "Mirror of the Day" lie to their readers even in small things ... after all, not Emma Macron, but Francois Hollande was the President of France in 2014!

      Well, I think this statement belongs more to the author of this article personally than to the German edition.) The Germans, of course, do not allow such "shoals". But in general, we must pay tribute - the article in "Der Tagesspiegel" - anti-Russian biased and, let's just say - spiteful, and has little in common with reality.
      1. beeper Offline beeper
        beeper 3 May 2021 00: 46
        +5
        Dear Couch Expert
        Well, I think this statement belongs more personally to the author of this article than to the German edition.

        Yes, indeed, the mention of Macron is an "artistic gag (among other similar" inaccuracies ")" of a translator from Germansince in the original text, Frau the Chancellor and Monsieur President are given impersonal (I emphasized this in the quote from the newspaper below)! wassat
        I found this article in the German primary source - "Der Tagesspiegel" in the "Opinions" section (without a valid link, I had to "cross hair" the newspaper - but along the way I got acquainted with the "cut of topics" interesting to German citizens wink , but fortunately, today's newspaper is "fresh", I didn't have to dig long, although neither in the editorial, nor in the section "Politics", nor in the section "Society" there was no article in question, but was found, among others, already in "opinions "and was identified by me only" by key phrases "and" meanings "from the Russian text of the" brief retelling "in the Reporter winked ).

        Das beste Beispiel dafür ist die deutsche Vermittlerrolle im Ukraine-Konflikt. Der Kanzlerin und dem französischen Präsidenten gelang es 2014, mit einer Mischung aus Verhandlungen und Sanktionen den Vormarsch der von Russland kontrollierten Kräfte in der Ostukraine zu stoppen.

        As we can see even from this passage, literally it was not at all about the "offensive of the Russian army", as in the "translated text", but about "the offensive (advancement) of the forces controlled by Russia" ... smile
        But, in spite of these annoying "flaws of careless translation", and after reading the original German text in the "Mirror of the Day" for May 2, 2021, I fully agree with you, Dear Sofa Expert, as well as with the Author of the Article in the Reporter, that

        But in general, we must pay tribute - The article in Der Tagesspiegel is anti-Russian and, let's just say, malicious, and has little to do with reality!
        yes