Germany Govt Pressured By Russian Business - German Journalist
28 November, 2015

What You Need To Know:

✓ I and my colleagues need to explain why I’m writing like that – there is a political and media discussion and it is hard to say who is on which side.

✓ The German government is split: Canceller Angela Merkel wants to keep up sanctions, wants to keep up unity with Ukraine, but there are lot of powers which are pressing from inside the cabinet as well.

✓ There is wide discussion inside German society how we should deal with Russia: do we feel guilty? Russia was a victim of German aggression – do we need to treat it differently?

✓ Ukraine was threatened for a while, but now it seems that the conflict is fading and we have migrants at our doors.

Cathrin Kahlweit, Journalist at Süddeutsche Zeitung, in an exclusive comment for explained the rupture in German and European expert society, media, and politics caused by the crises in Ukraine. Cathrin says that she is considered a “pro-Ukrainian journalist” because she is writing about the Kremlin’s online troll robots in social media.