Bundestag demands expulsion of US troops

Summary

The Bundestag demands the expulsion of US troops. The presence of the American armed forces and their provocative redistribution are becoming a major reason for “increasing tensions in relations with Russia.”

Disproof

The claim is manipulative and misleading.

Representatives of the Bundestag parliamentary faction of Die Linke introduced a motion (Deucksache 19/14152, 17.10.2019) with the title "Withdrawal of US soldiers from Germany" into the Bundestag.

It cannot be claimed that the whole German parliament, the Bundestag, demanded the expulsion of US-troops, as it is just a few Bundestag-members.

 

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 171
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: Russia, United States, Germany
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, US presence in Europe
  • Outlet: News Front German
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