German Foreign Minister 'Crimea Will Remain a Source of Conflict'

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned recently that leaders should tone down their rhetoric on Russia. SPIEGEL asked him whether his comments were directed at Chancellor Merkel and how he believes the conflict with Russia might develop.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier: "Nobody, SPIEGEL included, should be afraid of the fact that debate in democracies is spirited at times."

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier: "Nobody, SPIEGEL included, should be afraid of the fact that debate in democracies is spirited at times."

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