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How the Ukraine war has shifted German foreign policy – BBC Newsnight

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Since Ukraine’s invasion, Germany has completely transformed its foreign and defence policy, with an €100bn increase in defence spending. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

There was a time when German rearmament would have caused shockwaves across Europe.

Since Ukraine’s invasion, Germany has completely transformed its foreign and defence policy, with an €100bn increase in defence spending.

But the German armed forces have seen decades of underfunding, so how much will this strengthen the country's military capabilities?

And why was Germany so slow to change its foreign policy on Russia?

Newsnight’s Diplomatic Editor Mark Urban reports.

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