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Germany: Russia won’t be satisfied only by war at Eastern Ukraine

Mon, 01.09.2014 12:09



KYIV/Ukraine in Arabic/ German authorities supposed that Russian president Vladimir Putin is not satisfied with the annexation of Crimea and wants to get more Ukrainian territory.

"Russia may annex part of Ukrainian territory to ensure land access to Crimea", German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

According to the German diplomat, a new attempt by Russia to annex part of Ukraine is not ruled out, because it faces difficulty with making supplies to the illegally annexed peninsula. However, "Russian land corridors would be the ones contradicting international law and worthy of condemnation as Russia's annexation of Crimea," Steinmeier said.

He also said that there was a threat of "direct military confrontation between Ukraine and Russia" because of the decision by the European Union to strengthen economic and political pressure on Russia.

Besides Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko asks the international community to provide Ukraine with military-technological assistance rather than foreign military personnel.

"We don't expect that soldiers from other countries will be fighting in Ukraine to protect its sovereignty, territorial integrity, and inviolability of our borders," Poroshenko said at a news conference following a meeting with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in Brussels on Saturday.

interfax.com.ua

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