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Germany: "Ukrainian-Russian confrontation must be prevented at all costs,"  warns Steinmeier02:05

Germany: "Ukrainian-Russian confrontation must be prevented at all costs," warns Steinmeier

Germany, Berlin
August 17, 2014 at 22:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned the Ukrainian conflict could soon escalate into open warfare between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Berlin, Sunday.

He emphasised this must be avoided at all costs and underlined the importance of the central government and anti-Kiev forces reaching a credible ceasefire, pointing out that previous agreements have been violated.

Steinmeier met with his Russian, German, French and Ukrainian counterparts in the hope of developing a new "road map" on achieving peace and bringing stability to the country.

Germany: "Ukrainian-Russian confrontation must be prevented at all costs,"  warns Steinmeier02:05
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German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned the Ukrainian conflict could soon escalate into open warfare between Ukrainian and Russian forces in Berlin, Sunday.

He emphasised this must be avoided at all costs and underlined the importance of the central government and anti-Kiev forces reaching a credible ceasefire, pointing out that previous agreements have been violated.

Steinmeier met with his Russian, German, French and Ukrainian counterparts in the hope of developing a new "road map" on achieving peace and bringing stability to the country.