Russian President Vladimir Putin has blamed Germany for involvement in a European Union "cartel" after Chancellor Angela Merkel said her country always coordinates its position with the other 26 EU member states.
"I urge you to avoid viewing any criticism as destructive. Open a German newspaper and read what they write there. If I always got offended, I would not have lasted three days in my post," Merkel said at a meeting with participants of a Russian-German forum, as cited by RIA Novosti.
"The Russian president always knows when Europeans do not have a common opinion, but if a common opinion has been formed, we express it," Merkel said....
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