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Step-by-Step Rapprochement Germany Considers Easing of Russia Sanctions

Standing tough on Russia remains official policy, but Germany has begun working on the careful easing of sanctions imposed following Moscow's aggression in Ukraine. The US is opposed, but many in the EU could support the new approach. By SPIEGEL Staff
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin

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German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (left) and Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel together with Chancellor Merkel.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (left) and Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel together with Chancellor Merkel.

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