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Delo - Slovenia | Thursday, February 19, 2015

Merkel overestimated her power in Ukraine conflict

German Chancellor Angela Merkel underestimated the importance of the US and Russia in the Ukraine conflict and overestimated her own, the left-liberal daily Delo suspects: "The war in Ukraine is the biggest threat to peace in Europe. ... The US and Russia are already taking over leadership of the western and eastern regions of Ukraine and the country is falling apart. The two major powers and also Ukraine itself are equally to blame for this process. Regardless of the illusion that Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande were saving Europe, there is little doubt that the German chancellor overestimated herself in this crisis. In the geopolitical trial of strength between Russia and the US she is helpless and not powerful enough. Unlike in Europe, where Angela Merkel is the unofficial president."

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