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Germany criticizes Trump's statement on withdrawal of US troops

Source : 112 Ukraine

This decision was called purely political
19:16, 6 June 2020
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Norbert Rottgen, chairman of the Bundestag Foreign Affairs Committee, criticized a possible US decision to partially withdraw its troops from German territory. He said this in an interview with Funke media group, DW reports.

According to Rottgen, he sees no objective reason for such a decision by Washington.

"In Germany, American soldiers are welcome, their deployment is extremely important for coordinating the US international military presence," Rottgen emphasized.

He also emphasized the success of cooperation with the American contingent in Germany and that this has been repeatedly confirmed by US troops.
 
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Another member of the Bundestag from the CDU, Andreas Nick, called the possible decision to reduce the size of the American contingent in Germany "purely political." According to him, among other things, this is indicated by the fact that the Pentagon has not yet made any official statement in this regard, and it redirects requests from the media to the White House.

"According to my data, the German federal government has not yet been officially informed about this process, which is also a very unusual approach," he added.

Nick also noted that an assessment of the specific consequences of Washington’s decision can be made only after the details become known, in particular, data on which military bases the number of US troops will be reduced and which particular units will be discussed.

Nick emphasized that most of the US military in Germany is not focused on protecting the territory, but is performing missions within NATO and US military operations around the world.

As reported, US President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw part of the US military contingent from Germany. Trump sent his order to reduce troops in Germany to the Pentagon on Friday, June 5.
 
 
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