June 2, 2023


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Germany.  Angela Merkel condemned the Russian attack on Ukraine.  "I don't blame myself"

Germany. Angela Merkel condemned the Russian attack on Ukraine. “I don’t blame myself”

When asked if she could have done more or done something different to prevent war, Merkel replied: “I don’t blame myselfHowever, you also stated that we “have not succeeded in creating a security architecture that can prevent this from happening.”

At the same time, she was the chancellor She defended those aspects of her policy that are currently critically evaluated, for example the Minsk agreements on the Donbass conflict – Weekly website reports “Spiegel”.

Could more have been done to prevent such a tragedy? I think this situation is already a great tragedy, and could it have been prevented? (…) Of course, Merkel said, I ask myself these questions.

confirmed it During her tenure, she dealt with the consequences of the collapse of the Soviet Union. In 2007, during a visit to Sochi, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin said the collapse of the Soviet Union was the greatest catastrophe of the twentieth century. She, in turn, replied that it was her greatest happiness, for she had the freedom to do what she had then.

Merkel pointed out that Relations with Putin deteriorated dramatically after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea in 2014. “It was a deep cut,” she said.

Today, I personally feel very good Merkel said about living as a former chancellor. But she added, referring to the war in Ukraine: “I imagined the time after my tenure would be different“.

Merkel spoke of how she spent her time after leaving the chancellor’s office: It was five weeks in the Baltic, she read a lot and opened herself up to the world of audiobooksHe gave listening to Shakespeare’s works as an example. The former chancellor also said she’s on the move more now, which she neglected during her political career.

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