Monday, November 10, 2008

NATO must reach out to Russia, Merkel says

Talk about itimidated...

BERLIN (Reuters) - NATO needs to reach out to Russia and make clear the defence alliance and Moscow will be most effective at fighting the world's security problems if they work together, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday.

Merkel said she welcomed the prospect of Georgia and Ukraine becoming members of NATO but warned that neither country would be ready to join "in the foreseeable future".

She has at times been a leading critic of Russia, especially on issues like human rights. But on Monday she focused more on the importance of Russia.
Amazing what a bit of Soviet bravado can accomplish.

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