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Ukraine war: Merkel says she lacked power to influence Putin

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Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her policy towards Russia prior to the February invasion of Ukraine, saying she had run out of power to influence Vladimir Putin.
Published 2 months ago · Berlin, Germany

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Merkel says she lacked power to influence Putin

The German ex-chancellor says she could not block Russia's designs on Ukraine in 2021.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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Germany's Merkel says didn't have political strength for pre-invasion Ukraine talks

Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had aimed to convene European talks with Vladimir Putin the year before his invasion of Ukraine but in the end did not see any possibility of influencing the Russian president at the end of her term.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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Angela Merkel says she lost influence over Putin as a lame duck leader

Germany’s former chancellor defends her actions amid barrage of accusations since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Germany's Merkel says didn't have political strength for pre-invasion Ukraine talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had aimed to convene European talks with Vladimir Putin the year before his invasion of Ukraine but in the end did not see any possibility of influencing the Russian president at the end of her term. Read full story

2 months ago·Malaysia
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Merkel says she lost sway with Russia as a lame duck: ‘For Putin, only power counts’

Former German leader Angela Merkel says her decision to step down as chancellor last year caused her to lose sway with Russia in the months leading up to its invasion of Ukraine. “The feeling was very clear: ‘In terms of power politics, you are through,'” Merkel said in a recent interview with the German magazine…

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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Ukraine war: Merkel says she lacked power to sway Putin

Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had aimed to convene European talks with Vladimir Putin the year before his invasion of Ukraine but in the end did not see any possibility of influencing the Russian president at the end of her term.

2 months ago·Ireland
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