German Chancellor Angela Merkel is key to talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin (photo:dpa)

Ukraine tensions: Germany key to talks with Russia

As Russia’s President Vladimir Putin tests Europe’s resolve over the crisis in Ukraine, a key understanding to the situation is that the sides are playing essentially different games. While the Europeans are talking - the Russians are acting. But the Russian-speaking German Chancellor, Angela Merkel offers an opportunity for a diplomatic resolution. As leader of Russia’s largest EU trading partner, Germany has a lot at stake - as does Russia and its population of nearly 144 million.

FOR ALL its seeming complexities, the crisis in Ukraine is quite easy to comprehend. The key lies in understanding that the parties to the conflict are playing essentially different games. While the Europe...

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Professor Stefan Hedlund
While the Europeans are talking, the Russians are acting. And in the middle, the Ukrainians are being ground into the mud
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