Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fwd: Russia

The German Chancellor has been hailed as bringing "peace to Europe" after signing a non-aggression pact with Russia.

Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived back in the Germany today, holding an agreement signed by Vladamir Putin which stated the Russian leader's desire never to go to war with the West again.

The two met at the Munich conference between Russia, Britain, Germany, Italy and France yesterday, convened to decide the future of Ukraine's Crimea, Luhansk and Donetsk regions.

Ms Merkel declared the accord with the Russians signaled "peace for our time", after she had read it to a jubilant crowd gathered in Berlin.

The Russian leader stated in the agreement: "We are determined to continue our efforts to remove possible sources of difference and thus to contribute to assure the peace of Europe."

But many MPs are bound to criticize it as part of the Chancellor's "appeasement" of Russian aggression in Europe.

And Ms Merkel's personal pact will be little comfort to the Ukraine Government which has been forced to hand over the regions of Crimea, Luhansk and Donetsk to Russia.

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