German Foreign Minister 'Further Escalation Not Out of the Question' in Ukraine

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier calls the downing of the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet over Ukraine "appalling" in an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE. He also discusses the flare-up in the Middle East and US espionage in Germany.
Wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 is seen at the crash site near the settlement of Grabovo in Ukraine's Donestk region.

Wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 is seen at the crash site near the settlement of Grabovo in Ukraine's Donestk region.

Foto: MAXIM ZMEYEV/ REUTERS
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier: "It is appalling that hundreds of people who were completely uninvolved lost their lives in such a horrible way."

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier: "It is appalling that hundreds of people who were completely uninvolved lost their lives in such a horrible way."

Foto: Abir Sultan/ dpa
Translated from the German by Charles Hawley and Daryl Lindsey