Merkel says lasting peace in Europe can be reached only with Russia’s involvement

Berlin, SANA-Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe can achieve a lasting peace only with the involvement of Russia.

She said the Cold War will go on until a lasting peace is achieved with the help of Russia, according to the DPA news service.

The former chancellor said the events in Ukraine were a “turning point” and warned that statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin need to be taken very seriously.

“We all are strongly advised to take the words seriously rather than classify them as a bluff from the very start,” Merkel said.

MHD Ibrahim

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