Merkel tells Die Welt EU Russia policy best for Ukraine

Angela Merkel has rejected criticisms of her Russia policy made by her predecessors as German chancellor. In a wide-ranging interview, Merkel has also said that reforms undertaken by France and Italy are insufficient.

In an interview with Die Welt am Sonntag, Merkel reproached Russian President Vladimir Putin for standing in the way of East European countries that would like to join the EU or strengthen relations with it. Merkel said “Russia created difficulties” for Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine, which had “on their own sovereign decisions, signed association agreements with the EU.”
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Source News: DW