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Merkel pledges €500mn for east Ukraine

23.08.14 @ 18:05

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German chancellor Angela Merkel in Kiev on Saturday pledged €500mn to help rebuild the Donbass region in east Ukraine after the conflict ends. She said she supports "decentralisation" of power in Ukraine, but not federalisation. She also indicated that Germany does not support extra sanctions against Russia at this stage.