WW3 Scenario: Germany-Russia Rivalry Ignites, Turkey Siding With Moscow?

WW3 Scenario: Germany-Russia Rivalry Ignites, Turkey Siding With Moscow?
Wladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, François Hollande, Petro Poroschenko: #MinskSummit 11th February 2015 quapan/Flickr CC by 2.0

Russia is butting heads with several nations recently and Germany just joined the fold. The country just included Russia as one of its major challenges at a time when Moscow is already at odds with other European nations. Is a new Cold War brewing?


Germany vs. Russia 

The German Defense Ministry is reportedly working on a government security policy guidebook that will designate Russia was one of its 10 major challenges along with global climate change, migrants and terrorists.

The said White Paper will be published around the period following the British referendum on EU membership. The event of which is something that Berlin is trying to avoid. 

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According to RT, the upcoming document will downgrade Germany’s approach to Russia. Previously, the relation was that the countries considered each other as partners but that changed apparently.

Authors of the document reportedly called Moscow as Germany’s rival thanks to the use of “hybrid instruments to blur the boundaries between war and peace.” Furthermore, Russia’s propensity to “undermine other states” has also contributed to that fact.

Alexey Pushkov, chairman of the State Duma’s International Affairs Committee, reacted to the said report via social media. According to the official, Germany’s decision to list Russia as a major challenge is a sign that the nation is under the influence of the United States. 

Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the Upper House committee for foreign affairs, said the Moscow has never left the thought of cooperating with the United States. 

“We never abandoned partnerships with European countries. It was not us who imposed sanctions; it’s not Russia who withdrew from cooperation with NATO,” said Kosachev.

Turkey Turning a New Leaf? 

In other news, it appears that Turkey left the side of Europe at a time when most expect it to side against Russia. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that the country will leave Europe to manage its migrant crisis because Germany “blackmailed” Ankara by acknowledging the Armenian Genocide. 

“Germany! I am telling again: first, you have to give an account of the Holocaust. How you decimated, killed over 100 thousand Namibians in Namibia, you should give an account of that,” RT quoted the president in another report. 

Also read: WW3 Scenario: NATO Launches Largest Military Drill Yet

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