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Latest update : 2014-04-02

Ukraine crisis: Berlin's foreign policy put to the test

Since the end of World War II, Germany has been a reluctant player on the international stage: an economic giant, but a political dwarf. But in recent weeks, the country has taken a leap to the frontline of efforts to contain the Ukrainian crisis, partly thanks to Russian-speaking Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone conversations with Vladimir Putin. However, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin wall, many ordinary Germans remain reluctant to endorse their country's new role.

Programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elise Duffau

By Jessica SALTZ , Anne MAILLIET

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