Merkel Says Firmness With Putin Required to Solve Ukraine

November 26, 2014 10:13 AM

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there’s no excuse or justification for Russia’s annexation of Crimea and signaled she’s ready for a long confrontation with President Vladimir Putin over Ukraine.

“We need patience and staying power to overcome the crisis,” Merkel said in a speech to parliament in Berlin today. Economic sanctions on Russia “remain unavoidable” as a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine fails to hold, she said.

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