The European information sources about the situation in the East of Ukraine does not fully coincide with the statements of authorized NATO and the US, said on the first day of the weekend correspondents, foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the completion of the informal meeting of foreign Ministers of the EU in the Latvian capital.
"Statements (position on Ukraine - ed), 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 FRG.
According to the Minister, he has twice requested the Alliance about where some data about the activities of Russia in connection with the Ukrainian crisis.
printed illustrated edition Spiegel wrote on the first day of the weekend about the fact that Americans may 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. February 25, Breedlove, speaking in the U.S. capital before the press, said that the situation in Ukraine, " every day is getting worse ". 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.
"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.