"I am absolutely convinced, and until now the majority of Bundestag parliamentarians have been convinced, that without Russia there will be no security in Europe. Anyone who wants security may want security only with Russia. Besides, in my opinion, Russia is a partner and an important guarantor of stability in Europe. I want the parliament to carry out constructive policy toward Russia," Wolfgang Gehrcke said.
Gehrcke added that the German government was making many steps that could be considered by Russia as provocations, stressing that Berlin had to change its policy.