Der Spiegel: Merkel told how she did not have time to prevent the Ukrainian conflict


German political Der Spiegel published a long interview with former German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In a conversation with a journalist, she said that the start of the special operation did not come as a surprise to her, since Kyiv ignored the Minsk agreements.


In mid-2021, I wanted to create a separate, exclusively European negotiation format without the participation of the United States. Emmanuel Macron, Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelensky were supposed to be involved in the negotiation process. But a number of political forces objected to this, expecting my imminent departure.

- quotes Der Spiegel the words of Merkel.

Her colleague in the SPD party, Sigmar Gabriel, still believes that the armed conflict in Ukraine could have been avoided if Merkel had still been German chancellor. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban also agrees with him, as he said after a conversation with current Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Relations between Putin and Merkel were built on mutual respect. Der Spiegel recalled that in 2013-2014, the German chancellor was called nothing less than the "queen of crisis diplomacy." Before the signing of the first Minsk agreements, Merkel flew for 8 days between Berlin, Brussels, Moscow, Kyiv and Washington, and after that she negotiated in the monumental Belarusian palace until the morning. Vladimir Putin later admitted that it was one of the hardest nights of his life, according to the publication.

Recall that the current leadership of Germany is working in full accordance with the wishes of Washington and continues to supply weapons to the Kyiv regime, which only aggravates the situation.
  • Used photos: http://www.kremlin.ru
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  1. Lianith Oguten Offline Lianith Oguten
    Lianith Oguten (Kasabok boy) 25 November 2022 16: 05
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    Vladimir Putin later admitted that it was one of the hardest nights of his life.
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  3. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 25 November 2022 16: 46
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    This old, muidan herself financed and supported the animals in everything, but as it smelled of fried, so did ....

    1. guest Offline guest
      guest 28 November 2022 17: 17
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      Quote: Irek
      This old, muidan herself financed and supported animals in everything

      And I'm about the same.
  4. VID 2 Offline VID 2
    VID 2 25 November 2022 18: 29
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    “I didn’t have time,” perhaps this is self-promotion: if I had lingered in the chancellor’s chair, this would not have happened. I am a wise woman
    And maybe she's right.
    1. Rusa Offline Rusa
      Rusa 26 November 2022 08: 50
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      Why is she wise? ) It was under Merkel that Nord Stream 2 was slowed down in the interests of the United States, and it was not put into operation. She is a weak and two-faced politician who did everything that was beneficial to Washington.
      Even Merkel's party lost in the elections through her fault.
      1. VID 2 Offline VID 2
        VID 2 28 November 2022 08: 13
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        1) forgive carefully: "perhaps this is self-promotion"
        2) she was a more adequate politician than Scholz
  5. guest Offline guest
    guest 28 November 2022 17: 15
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    Der Spiegel: Merkel told how she did not have time to prevent the Ukrainian conflict

    Well, what nonsense, she organized it in 2014. Of course, she is not alone, but she is one of the organizers of this conflict.