German media: Russia's "arrogant" demands will be rejected by the West


The German media are actively discussing the Russian-American negotiations on security guarantees that are taking place these days. And the majority of opinions are radically anti-Russian, which was previously more typical of the Polish, Romanian or Baltic press.


In particular, on the website of the popular TV channel ZDF, the article “Die Ukraine wäre nur der erste Bissen” points to the “paradoxical nature” of the negotiations.

In particular, bewilderment was expressed by the fact that the fate of Europe and Ukraine is being discussed without the Europeans and Ukrainians, respectively.

At the Yalta talks in 1945, Europe was divided. Now the threat of something similar has emerged again, and the EU is forced to watch impotently how its fate is being decided.

political scientist Thomas Jaeger pointed out.

The expert expressed the opinion that agreeing to all the demands of Moscow would be the collapse of the transatlantic idea and NATO.

Another expert was even more blunt. André Hertel of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) called Russia's demands "arrogant", "completely unacceptable and unrealizable".

After holding the Kremlin fully responsible for the crisis, the expert calls it a mistake that the Europeans did not initially participate in security negotiations, pointing out that this "brings Putin closer to his goal of dividing the West."

In a similar vein, the diplomatic stalemate is described in the article "Gespräche mit Russland: Das erwarten Ukrainer vom Westen" on the website of the Central German Radio (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk).

Although neither Ukraine nor Georgia are considered candidates for joining the bloc, NATO insists that "the doors of the alliance must always remain open to countries wishing to join."

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg emphasizes that the alliance will not encroach on the right of European states to determine their own destiny. Thus, it was indicated to Moscow that preventing the membership of Ukraine, Georgia and other countries cannot be the subject of negotiations. But President [Vladimir] Putin has repeatedly called Ukraine's entry into NATO and the deployment of NATO weapons there a "red line" for Moscow.

- the article says.

How exactly the concern of the NATO Secretary General "freedom of choice" for European states is consistent with overt aggression and the bombing of Yugoslavia twenty-three years ago, the publication does not specify.

The Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung also notes the diplomatic impasse, recalling that along the way Russia deployed impressive forces on the border with Ukraine.

At the same time, the publication, citing an unnamed source in the North Atlantic Alliance, suggested that the “offensive will begin” only in February of this year.

Also, according to the information of the American authorities, to which the publication refers, Russia "airplanes and helicopters are being transferred to the region."
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 14 January 2022 09: 37
    +5
    If you do not want by mutual agreement, it will be as always ...
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 14 January 2022 09: 38
    +6
    Occupied Germany is a slave of the Anglo-Saxons. what can she say against her Master?
  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 14 January 2022 10: 15
    +5
    No one doubted that the demands of the Russian Federation would be unanimously rejected. The diplomatic corps of the Russian Federation has completed its part of the work - it has informed its Western colleagues and thus freed its hands for other methods of resolving the issue.
    The question is, what steps will the Russian Federation take after receiving a documented refusal from the US-NATO-OSCE, what will be the reaction of the US-NATO to the actions of the Russian Federation and how all this will turn out.
  4. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) 14 January 2022 19: 19
    +2
    Rather, it can be said here that the Peace proposals of Russia were presumptuously rejected by the West ... Are modern Germans ready to die for the interests of the United States, or neo-Bandera !? I doubt it ... If I’m not ready, then I don’t see a reason for their joy amid the failure of peace negotiations ...
  5. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 15 January 2022 10: 09
    -1
    Bluff with an ultimatum to Russia did not work. The West is uplifted. But the cards have not yet been revealed. There is hope that it will not be as it always was before: anxiety and regret and nothing more.
  6. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 15 January 2022 15: 15
    0
    Only then will you be given arbitrary actions such that your ears will unstuck by accident !!!
  7. Mikhail L. Offline Mikhail L.
    Mikhail L. 15 January 2022 21: 41
    0
    Apparently from the point of view of "true" Europeans: "real" would be the demands of the Russian Federation ... to immediately accept Ukraine and Georgia into NATO, and deploy strike missile systems directed against Russia there!