YEMEN Press Agency

Moscow warns Germany against testing Russian army capabilities

SANAA, Oct. 26 (YPA) – Russian Foreign Ministry representative Maria Zakharova said in a statement Monday that Moscow hopes Germany has sensible leaders, capable of holding German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer from testing the Russian Armed Forces.

“The lack of interest in a serious dialogue on de-escalation with Moscow was displayed by German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer ahead of the NATO meeting. She underscored that NATO must show its readiness to use its Armed Forces against Russia. We hope that German has sensible leaders, capable of holding its Minister from the ill-advised desire to test the reliability of our Armed Forces,” she noted.

The October 21-22 NATO Council ministerial meeting once again confirmed the Alliance’s course toward the containment of Russia, Zakharova added

“The recent ministerial meeting of the NATO Council once again confirmed that the entire NATO colossus is still, after 70 years, aims only at ‘deterrence’ of Russia. Having failed its era of ‘major operations,’ the Alliance, once again, just like during the Cold War era, sharpens its potentials at countering ‘the enemy in the East’,” the diplomat underscored.

“Accusations of the collapse of the Intermediate and Short-Range Disarmament Treaty have been repeated against Russia, in response, and in response the coalition will continue to strengthen air defense systems and deploy F-35 fighters,” Zakharova said.

“Meanwhile, NATO no longer mentions how they used to assure us that the missile defense system was deployed solely to deflect threats from Iran,” she added.

“It impossible to carry out a dialogue with those who are only ready for a confrontation,” the statement says,” she concluded.