Eric Maurice, Andrew Rettman: Is Germany more hawkish on Russia?

Sergio Conner
Апреля 15, 2018

It had previously stated that Germany would not participate in a possible military strike on Syria.

In the current situation, it is possible to say that Turkey is highlighting diplomacy and acting in a balanced, prudent and consistent manner between the Western block and its neighbors with which it maintained the Astana process without stepping back from its anti-Assad attitude. "Having Russia change its behavior is a must for solving the Syria issue", Heiko Maas told a joint press conference with EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels.

The head of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expressed his support for Western strikes in Syria on Saturday after bombings targeting Bashar Assad's regime in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack.

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Foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Adebahr said Germany agreed with its allies that the use of chemical weapons must not go unpunished. While Trump first said, "Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'" he posted another tweet extending an olive branch to the Kremlin 40 minutes later.

The White Helmets, a civil defense agency, blamed the al-Assad regime for the alleged chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta on April 7, which killed 78 civilians and injured hundreds of others.

According to her, the attacks were committed in order to "limit the ability of regime to use chemical weapons and to prevent new violations of the Convention on prohibition".

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