Bad Taste Ex-Chancellor Parties with Putin

The conflict in eastern Ukraine threatens to escalate, but that didn't stop former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder from celebrating his 70th birthday with Vladimir Putin on Monday. By doing so, he is making a mockery of Berlin's foreign policy.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) and Gerhard Schröder embrace on Monday in St. Petersburg at a reception in honor of the former German chancellor's 70th birthday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) and Gerhard Schröder embrace on Monday in St. Petersburg at a reception in honor of the former German chancellor's 70th birthday.

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