Co-chairman of the Alternative for Germany party, Tino Chrupalla, in an interview with Die Welt, called for an exit from the European Union (EU), the creation of a “new European space”, of which Russia should become a part.
“From the current EU, which simply cannot be reformed, Germany needs to leave,” Khrupalla said. In his opinion, the national identity and culture of the German people was influenced by the “psychological warfare of the allies, especially the Americans”, which began after the Second World War.
As an example, he cited Washington’s policy towards the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, calling it a “deliberate strategy of disinformation and manipulation of opinion,” which the United States is pursuing for “its own strategic interests.”
At the same time, another co-chair of the Alternative for Germany, Jörg Moyten, called the idea of the country’s withdrawal from the European Union “poorly thought out, at least from a foreign policy point of view.” In his opinion, this will become an obstacle to the activities of the party in the European Parliament.
Earlier, the representative of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) on foreign policy, Roderich Kiesewetter, warned the associates in the party of the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Russian gas pipeline “Nord Stream-2” poses a threat to Ukraine. He called on the party members to be more critical of the project and suggested linking it with the energy security of Eastern European countries and demanding from Russia guarantees of maintaining transit through Ukrainian territory.