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Die Welt: Germany added Russia to the list of rivals
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Country is changing the 'White Book' defense doctrine. For the first time since 2006 Germany updated the so-called 'White Book' defense doctrine of the Bundeswehr, which regulates German security policy, writes Die Welt.

According to the new wording, Russia is not a partner of Germany but a rival. 

Particularly is noted that with the aggression in eastern Ukraine and the annexation of the Crimea Russia casts doubt on the established post-Cold War European order. This had far-reaching implications for the security of Germany, said in a statement.

The new version of the document will reflect the fact that Russia emphasizes the strategic rivalry, increasing military activity in the EU's external borders.

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