German Foreign Minister 'European Peace Is At Stake'

In an interview, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, 58, says the downing of an aircraft carrying 300 Europeans convinced EU leaders of the need for tougher new sanctions against Moscow. German industry, he says, is on board too.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier during a June visit to Ukraine: "What we expect from the Russian leadership is neither new nor excessive."

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier during a June visit to Ukraine: "What we expect from the Russian leadership is neither new nor excessive."

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