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German Defense Ministry Confirms White Paper to Be Published Summer

Germany’s revised document on security policy known as the White Paper is set to be released this summer, the press service of the country’s Defense Ministry confirmed Sputnik on Tuesday.

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"The White Paper 2016 is the core document on Germany’s security policy. It defines Germany’s place in the global security order… The publication of the new White Paper is planned this summer," the ministry said.

However, the press service did not clarify, which particular threat has triggered the publication of the new document or if Russia was listed as a rival country in it.

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