The European information sources about the situation in the Donbass not identical, statements of commissioners of the North Atlantic Commonwealth and the United States, said the foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the completion of the informal meeting of foreign Ministers of the EU in Riga.
"Statements (position in Ukraine) made by our sources, not fully coincide with those statements, which were made from NATO and America. But I have to say that in a positive sense, on the contrary, we have no interest in that from this has evolved a misunderstanding, "said Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany, RIA "Novosti. ""we have no interest in that from this has evolved a misunderstanding, on the contrary, I wish to closely share opinion with an American colleague Kerry, whom I meet in two hours in Paris that these contradictions have arisen," said Steinmeier in Riga. According to the Minister, such information he wishes to discuss and during his U.S. visit, which starts on Wednesday next week." in this question we must, even taking into account the possible risks to be closely related, so as not to disperse potential assessments, advice and actions, " said Minister of foreign Affairs FRG. At the same time, printed illustrated edition Spiegel wrote on the first day of the weekend that Americans can be, you want to " prevent the mediation efforts of the Europeans led by Merkel. According to the publication, "the Ministry of the Federal Chancellor's claim about" dangerous propaganda ". As example of such imposing magazine quotes the Statements of the commander of the combined military might of NATO in the European Union Philip Breedlove. For example, on February 25, Breedlove, speaking in the U.S. capital before the press, said that the situation in Ukraine, " every day is getting worse ". And November 12, 2014 during a visit to Sofia, the General said that in the space of Ukraine, As if, " invaded the Russian technique ". As explained Spiegel, " once again the Federal government, guided by the data of the Federal intelligence agencies, did not share the assessment of the commander of the combined military might of NATO in the European Union ". However, the General told the weekly that adheres to all of his words, said in the Ukrainian fall. First Steinmeier said that the Ministers of foreign Affairs of the EU countries at the meeting in Riga discussed the topic of punishment relative to the capital of Russia and were divided in their opinion about the need for its extension.