Why Germany is under scrutiny for its lack of support to Ukraine

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is under scrutiny for his country’s lack of support to Ukraine during the war with Russia. CNN’s Jake Tapper reports that Germany has not banned imports from Russia and has not sent a single weapon to Ukraine despite promising them back in April. #CNN #News

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