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Ukraine Latest: Merkel Warns on Putin; Kyiv Wary of Grain Talks

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Germany's Scholz Says Arms Aid to Ukraine Will ContinueSource: Bloomberg
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Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a tentative return to the public arena, saying President Vladimir Putin made a “big mistake” by invading Ukraine and warning that isolating Russia isn’t possible over the long term.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Ankara for talks that may restart grain shipments out of Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea, while Kyiv is skeptical of the Kremlin’s intentions and seeking strong security guarantees that would allow it to export a key commodity.