By Mykhailo Gonchar, President of the Centre for Global Studies Strategy XXI, for Glavcom
Despite the official rhetoric of commitment to the peaceful settlement of conflicts, Berlin is not a peacemaker. It is only verbally committed to the 1975 CSCE Helsinki Principles and the 1990 Paris Charter for a New Europe. In fact, Merkel-era Germany has become a "permitting" ground for Russian geopolitical revanchism. Redemption - cheap gas for the saturated "green" German economy and bonuses for Putin's steers through the German-speaking cantons of Switzerland Zug and Zurich.
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