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'We have issues with Russia' Germany tells Trump

Reuters , Wednesday 11 Jul 2018
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AFP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AFP)
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Germany is not a prisoner of Russian policy, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday, reacting to U.S. President Donald Trump's accusation that Germany is "totally controlled" by Moscow.

"We have a lot of issues with Russia without any doubt," von der Leyen told a side event at the NATO summit, moments after Trump spoke at meeting in central Brussels.

"On the other hand, you should keep the communication line between countries or alliances and opponents without any question," she said when asked about about Trump's accusation, speaking in English.

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