German Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock (Annalena Baerbock) during her visit to the US called for strengthening transatlantic alliance in the face of the Russian threat. The Russian attack “taught us many cruel lessons,” Burbock said on Tuesday, August 2, speaking at the New School, a private research university in New York.
United States and allies should forge a “partnership in leadership” to protect their security, democratic social system and a rules-based world order, the German Foreign Minister said, noting that “our security and freedom are under such a threat as has not been for decades.”
“We need to build a stronger, irreversible transatlantic partnership for the 21st century,” Burbock said. For Germany and other European countries, this, according to the minister, means strengthening the military potential in order to “be able to be on an equal footing with the United States.” “Cruel Russian war made it clear: freedom, democracy and human rights are under attack. We must resist this by force,” she stressed.