- Fifteen European countries have joined Germany, which calls quickly conclude a new deal with Russia on arms control. These are countries that are members of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), including the Netherlands. The countries indicate expected later on Friday about an official statement.
They want to avoid a new arms race in Europe comes and worry, after the actions of Russia in Ukraine and Crimea.
The German newspaper Die Welt says German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier 'Europe's security is at risk' and 'How difficult relationship with Russia is, there is more consultation is needed, not less. '
The minister called all in August, as soon as possible to make a deal with Russia on arms, to prevent the relationship became further hypothermia.
Steinmeier, the Social Democratic candidate for the post of chancellor after the elections next year.