Angel Merkel says she was too weak to stop Putin invading Ukraine

Angel Merkel says she was too weak to stop Putin invading Ukraine

- Angela Merkel said that she was too politically weak to stand up to Putin at their last meeting. - The former German chancellor handed over power at a crucial time in the build-up to Russia's war. - "For Putin, only power counts," she told German outlet Der Spiegel. Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was unable to influence Russia's President Vladimir Putin ahead of his invasion of Ukraine because of her own waning power. In a wide-ranging interview …