The German government has taken note of the U.S. decision to withdraw 12 thousand troops, will coordinate this work with affected Federal States of Germany, the U.S. government and within NATO.
This is stated in the published on Wednesday the press service of the government of Germany joint statement, the German foreign Ministry, the defense Ministry of Germany, the German Bundestag and the Prime Ministers of the Federal States of Germany.
Head of the defense Ministry of Germany, the leader of the German conservatives Annegret Kramp-of Karrenbauer responded to the criticism of the construction of the pipeline "Nord stream — 2" and called for a discussion.
"First, that we become too dependent on Russian gas. But at the same time, we are diversifying the energy supply in Europe, use other sources of energy, LNG, and develop alternative and renewable energy," she said.