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

By: Anne MAILLIET | Jessica SALTZ
1 min

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.

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Programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elise Duffau

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