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Merkel: We want close ties with Russia
TheLocal.de ^ | 16 May 2014 08:33 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)

Posted on 05/16/2014 12:36:51 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that despite the Ukraine crisis, a “close partnership” with Russia should continue “in the medium and long term”.

She stressed that, for this to be possible, “there must be a minimum of common values, translated into concrete policy,” a newspaper quoted her as saying. […]

Asked about her reported comment to US President Barack Obama that Putin “lives in another word”, she offered no denial but said diplomatically that “Putin has a different view of some problems than I, the (German) government and a majority of our partners”. …

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TOPICS: Germany; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: eussr; merkel; molotovribbentrop; putin; ukraine

1 posted on 05/16/2014 12:36:51 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

German N-TV Phone Poll Shows 89% Back Putin’s Ukraine Policy
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3155878/posts


2 posted on 05/16/2014 12:38:50 AM PDT by wetphoenix
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Europe should mobilise and cast a vote in the May 25 election for the European parliament.

“Europe remains a question of war and peace and everything that belongs to it. Alongside peace, there is also freedom, prosperity and democracy,” said Kohl, who was chancellor between 1982-1998 and acted as an early mentor to the current incumbent Angela Merkel.

3 posted on 05/16/2014 12:52:21 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: wetphoenix

Unfortunately, for Russia, Ukraine does not.


4 posted on 05/16/2014 1:05:28 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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Merkel: We want close ties with Russia

Keep your friends close...

5 posted on 05/16/2014 2:22:56 AM PDT by stormhill
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Russia and Germany, a come together moment AGAIN. Their alliance did not work out too well (for Germany) in 1945.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 3:17:23 AM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not ju st selectively for Democrats.)
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Well, it looks like a lady Kraut got to know our fearless Leader and received a heaping helping of “You’re a post-colonial white devil.”
Obama: winning friends for the U.S. and influencing allies since 2008.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 4:57:29 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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