Merkel warns ‘no military solution’ to Ukraine conflict

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BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday there is “no military solution” to the Ukraine conflict after President Petro Poroshenko asked for NATO naval support in his country’s standoff with Russia. Blaming Russia for the tensions, Merkel said: “We ask the Ukrainian side too to be sensible because we know that we can only solve things through being reasonable and through dialogue because there is no military solution to these disputes”. Russia fired on and then seized three Ukrainian ships on Sunday, accusing them of illegally entering its waters in…

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