No chance for Putin to be invited to G7 summit, Merkel says:
"The annexation of Crimea, which is a blatant violation of the principles of international law, and the events in eastern Ukraine are serious violations of these common values." That was why there was no chance "At this point" That Putin might be invited to the G7 summit in Bavaria in June, Ref. Source 3
I doubt not attending a meeting of leaders that Russia is not to fond of at the moment will do anything to hurt them anymore. Russia is planning some vigorous redress of her own because unlike America the EU is dependent on Russia.
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German spy charged with treason for aiding CIA and Russia:
"The accused caused serious danger to Germany's external security," Prosecutors said in a statement. "In return the accused received sums amounting to at least 95,000 euros ($104,900) from the CIA." Ref. Source 1m
Merkel warns of possible Russian interference in German vote:
"We are already, even now, having to deal with information out of Russia or with internet attacks that are of Russian origin or with news which sows false information," Merkel, said at a press conference Ref. Source 7x.
Germany says it will send 14 frontline Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, ahead of US decision on M1 Abrams tanks. Modern tanks with better firepower, mobility and armor are seen as critical to Ukraine’s ability to resist an expected springtime offensive by Russian forces and to help the Ukrainians claw back parts of their country seized during the invasion. Source 3j.