Relations at Rock Bottom Cracks Form in Berlin Over Russia Stance

A political solution is more distant than ever in the Russia conflict, with the German government and EU having exhausted their diplomatic options. A rift may now be growing between Chancellor Merkel and her foreign minister over Berlin's tough stance against Moscow.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Russian President Vladimir Putin as he departs from G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia on Nov. 16

Russian President Vladimir Putin as he departs from G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia on Nov. 16

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