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Baerbock has internalized a dual strategy | Tageschau |

In order to prevent horror scenarios of this kind, the German government is also relying on the dual strategy of pressure and dialogue, of offers of talks and clear announcements, which has long been familiar when dealing with Russia.

Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock demonstrated in Moscow that she had internalized this shortly after taking office: She spoke of the "common European house" but also of common rules that need to be defended: "Even if it comes at a high economic price." The unmistakable hint that it will be expensive for Russia if it dares to attack Ukraine.

The Green politician took little home with her in terms of tangible promises. But the certainty that she did not let the experienced and feared Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov show her up, as many had predicted. And the certainty that Russia has not cut the much-cited thread of conversation in front of the cameras.

There is only one option ... for NATO to backtrack on its aggression towards Russia.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 19th, 2022 at 12:02:14 AM EST
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