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Zelensky accuses Germany of letting down Ukraine

By Guy Chazan in Lviv and Erika Solomon in Berlin

17 Mar 2022 · 4 min read

Volodymyr Zelensky launched an excoriating attack on Germany over its policy towards Ukraine, accusing its leaders of placing good economic relations with Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, over the security of Europe.

“We’ve seen how many ties your companies have with Russia,” he said in an address to the Bundestag, “with a country that just uses you and other countries to finance its war.”

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