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Merkel tries to overcome US-Russian differences

Posted by seumasach on May 4, 2014

Ukraine slides into civil war amid Merkel’s bid to bridge US-Russian differences. Putin resigns responsibility


3rd May, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel bid during her visit to Washington Friday, April 2, to bridge the differences between Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin over Ukraine was overtaken by events on the ground. That morning, the US-backed interim government in Kiev launched its first serious offensive to retake the eastern Ukrainian cities captured by pro-Russian militias, starting with Slavyansk. In Odessa pro-Kiev gangs started a fire which left more than 40 militiamen dead.

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