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Angela Merkel admits she does not have enough power to influence Putin

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As a former KGB officer in East Germany, President Putin was conversing with then-Merkel in German.

Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her Moscow policy before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, saying she does not have enough power to influence President Vladimir Putin.

The former president explained that he was trying to hold European talks between the Russian president and French president Emmanuel Macron in the summer of 2021.

“But I don’t have the energy to achieve my goal,” he told the German press Spiegel.

Merkel added that “everyone knows” she was leaving.