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Schulz says Schroeder helped with German hostages in Ukraine

09.05.14 @ 00:30

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Socialist top candidate Martin Schulz, a German Social-Democrat, said he doesn't always agree with former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who celebrated his 70th birthday with Russia's Vladimir Putin. But Schulz said Schroeder used his influence to obtain the release of German hostages held at the time by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.