Arms deliveries to Ukraine are able to lead To long-term escalation of violence in the area, up to a direct confrontation between Ukraine and Russia, said on Thursday the Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steamier.
"There is a danger that so (supplying weapons as amended), we derive the conflict to a new phase, and will eventually bring him To the fact that he is completely uncontrolled. In this case we get a long escalation may be a direct confrontation between Ukraine and Russia, " said Steinmeier, answering the questions of the specialists at the Center for strategic and international studies in the U.S. capital.
"for this reason, despite the doubts that Are in the USA and Europe, I say that as long as long as Ukraine, the government of Ukraine, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko claim that Minsk contract demand and need for Ukraine, I don't play in the search for alternatives, but try with those opportunities that we have to work on implementation of the Minsk agreements," he said.
"I say again, what we currently have several signals on the reduction of cases of violence and violations of the ceasefire, but this is just the first mile kilometer path that we have to go to the Ukrainian settlement. This includes economic stabilization, as the Ukrainian economy is in a deplorable condition, " said Steinmeier.