Little Love for Sanctions Ukraine Crisis A Tightrope Walk for German Businesses

As Moscow continues to escalate the situation in Ukraine, public and political pressure is turning against German companies who do business with Russia. The countries' economic ties make disengagement next to impossible.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
A Gazprom employee is seen in the Russian company's main control room in Moscow.

A Gazprom employee is seen in the Russian company's main control room in Moscow.

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Meat-factory owner Clemens Tönnies in an archive photo with Vladimir Putin in Dresden in 2006.

Meat-factory owner Clemens Tönnies in an archive photo with Vladimir Putin in Dresden in 2006.

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