Merkel decries Ukraine invasion in first post-office interview

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is “a brutal attack ignoring human rights for which there is no excuse,” said former German chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, sitting for her first interview since giving up office. She said the attack was a big mistake, but also noted that there was never an option to create a security architecture that would have convinced Russia to seek an alternate path. “I naturally asked myself, what did we do wrong,” she said, reflecting on the “great tragedy.” “Could we have done more to prevent this, what I’m now calling a great tragedy. And that’s why you ask, why I’m …

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