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Merkel - The German chancellor has spoken to Putin by phone and face-to-face more than any other Western leader (Photo: g20.org)

Merkel 'frustrated' with Putin, her top Russia aide says

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s top aide on Russia has said she is “frustrated” by Moscow’s broken promises, while raising the alarm on Russian air manoeuvres.

Gernot Erler spoke to Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza on Monday (8 December), ahead of new Russia-Ukraine peace talks due in Minsk on Tuesday.

“What we are seeing is the chancellor’s growing frustration with the Russian president. Vladi...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Merkel - The German chancellor has spoken to Putin by phone and face-to-face more than any other Western leader (Photo: g20.org)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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