Gerhard Schröder: Germany must strike Putin energy deal and Ukraine should give up Crimea

Gerhard Schröder Putin Russia Germany Nord Stream gas energy crisis Crimea Ukraine – Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Germany must strike a deal with Putin to avoid an energy crisis this winter and Ukraine should give up its claim to Crimea, Gerhard Schröder has said.

The former German Chancellor said his country could avert a gas crunch by restarting work on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia.

The $11bn project, which would double Russian gas supplies to Germany, was completed last year but the…

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