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An ex-German diplomat’s withering verdict on Berlin’s ‘flawed’ Russia policy

17 March 2024

6:00 PM

17 March 2024

6:00 PM

Arndt Freiherr Freytag von Loringhoven couldn’t have had a worse start as Germany’s ambassador to Poland. Germany’s fraught historical legacy with the country – six million Poles killed in the Second World War and Prussia’s role in wiping Poland off the map from 1795 to 1918 – inspired Freytag von Loringhoven in his final posting to push hard to improve ties with Warsaw.

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