atynews.com – Germany responds to criticisms of US Presidential claims that Germany is controlled by Russia.
Reported by Reuters on Thursday (7/12/2018), it was delivered by German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen in a press statement.
He said, Germany does have many problems with Russia. What else is Germany is a US ally in Europe.
Nevertheless, He said the lines of communication must be maintained. Despite it to allies or enemies.
“We do have many problems with Russia,” he said. “On the other hand, we must keep the lines of communication between the state or allies and enemies.” he said.
As reported earlier, Trump said that Germany has been controlled by Russia. This Trump statement quotes Nord Stream 2 German Government’s deal with Russia.
Berlin hopes the 1,200 kilometer Baltic Sea pipeline will enable direct shipments of more than 55 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas by the end of 2019.