Photo Gallery: Merkel Ups the Pressure on Ukraine
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Photo Gallery: Merkel Ups the Pressure on Ukraine

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Ukraine and Tymoshenko Merkel Rediscovers a Soft Spot for Human Rights

After years of pragmatic foreign policy, Chancellor Angela Merkel is suddenly putting human rights on center stage in her dealings with Ukraine. The country's handling of former opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko has Berlin up in arms. And Merkel is hoping to score an easy political victory.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan