To diffuse a diplomatic row with Poland, Germany explained on November 4 that statements made by its defence minister were taken out of context.

Poland accused German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen of interference after she called for supporting “the healthy democratic resistance of the young generation” in Poland.

As reported by the Reuters news agency, a spokesman for von der Leyen said the comments had been misinterpreted and the minister had instead praised Poland’s achievements...

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