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German Defense Minister says Russia poses direct threat’ to Europe

German Defense Minister says Russia poses ‘direct threat’ to Europe

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Saturday lambasted Russia for being a “direct and specific” threat to European security, Anadolu reports.

Speaking at the conservative Konrad-Adenauer Foundation in the south German town of Koenigsbronn, Kramp-Karrenbauer said: "Russia's arms build-up and its warfare in the middle of Europe has created real threats."

She added: “Anyone who points this out is not anti-Russian. Anyone who points this out is addressing an important political fact and taking active precautionary measures for our country and for Europe.”

The defense minister accused Moscow, among other things, of stationing missiles "that can reach Germany without much warning."

"This happened in violation of the current arms control treaties and in secret," she said.

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