April 14, 2014

Merkel's Mettle Could Soften Putin

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, Financial Times

The Associated Press

Life in the subjugated east has given her invaluable insights.

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TAGGED: Ukraine, Russia, Angela Merkel


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