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All Eyes On Germany's Merkel In Ukraine Storm

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March 10, 2014 AT 11:33 AM
In the Western allies’ standoff with Russia over the Crimea crisis, Germany’s role has been described as that of the “good cop,” encouraging dialogue over harsh sanctions. But Germany’s Angela Merkel denounced President Vladimir Putin on Sunday, saying that a planned Moscow-backed referendum on whether Crimea should join Russia was illegal and violated Ukraine's constitution.