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Dreaming of normalisation. Germany vs. Russia. OSW COMMENTARY NUMBER 225 | 04.11.2016

Ciechanowicz, Artur and Frymark, Kamil (2016) Dreaming of normalisation. Germany vs. Russia. OSW COMMENTARY NUMBER 225 | 04.11.2016. [Policy Paper]

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    Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine and its propaganda actions targeting Germany have resulted in an increase in German society’s distrust of Russia and to more assertive political reactions. They have also translated into unprecedented, increased support for eastern allies within NATO. Posing as an architect of the peace process in Ukraine, Germany has indirectly become a hostage to the success of this process (or the lack of it). However, the involvement of both Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in working out and implementing the Minsk agreement has not brought the results Berlin had expected. This has amplified Germany’s disappointment with both Russia and Ukraine. However, withdrawing from this involvement would scarcely be imaginable due to the significant political capital invested in these actions so far. Hence the attempts to save face and the efforts to ensure the implementation of the agreement, as well as the temptation to devise its subsequent variants (which would be increasingly less favourable for Ukraine).

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Germany
    Countries > Russia
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) > OSW Commentary
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2016 10:23
    Number of Pages: 2
    Last Modified: 16 Nov 2016 11:51

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