Friday

9th Dec 2016

Ticker

Former German chancellor defends Russia

Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt on Wednesday said Russia's invasion and annexation of Crimea were "completely understandable" and the sanctions imposed by the West "stupid stuff." Schmidt's comments come after another ex-chancellor who went to work for Gazprom, Gerhard Schroeder, also defended Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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