Germany says new security strategy will respond to Russia

February 17, 2015 2:46 PM

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Germany says new security strategy will respond to Russia

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will overhaul its security strategy in coming years in response to Russian attempts to use "power politics and military force" to assert its interests, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday.

Germany, which 70 years after World War Two is seeking to assume a more assertive global role, has been at the center of efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine and led a push within Europe to impose sanctions against Moscow.

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