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Germany: ‘We don’t consider the Russian president a partner’ – DefMin02:55

Germany: ‘We don’t consider the Russian president a partner’ – DefMin

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March 19, 2018 at 04:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

German government spokespersons commented on the Russian presidential election during a press conference in Berlin, Monday.

“We, as the Federal Government want good relations with Russia, with the Russian people and also with the Russian government," stated government spokesperson Steffen Seibert.

He added: "but we need to see as well where the Russian government uses its capacities both internationally and nationally, which brings us to the differences we have and the critique we voice towards Russia in regards to its behaviour in numerous international conflicts."

Defence Ministry spokesperson Jens Flosdorff meanwhile took a stronger line, saying: “considering Russia’s behaviour, which we have been monitoring in recent years, we don’t consider the Russian president a partner."

"A reference is the whole spectre of sure-handed Russian-German relations which we had earlier. We don’t have this status currently," he added.

Germany: ‘We don’t consider the Russian president a partner’ – DefMin02:55
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German government spokespersons commented on the Russian presidential election during a press conference in Berlin, Monday.

“We, as the Federal Government want good relations with Russia, with the Russian people and also with the Russian government," stated government spokesperson Steffen Seibert.

He added: "but we need to see as well where the Russian government uses its capacities both internationally and nationally, which brings us to the differences we have and the critique we voice towards Russia in regards to its behaviour in numerous international conflicts."

Defence Ministry spokesperson Jens Flosdorff meanwhile took a stronger line, saying: “considering Russia’s behaviour, which we have been monitoring in recent years, we don’t consider the Russian president a partner."

"A reference is the whole spectre of sure-handed Russian-German relations which we had earlier. We don’t have this status currently," he added.

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