` German FM Steinmeier Threat of a Division of Europe is Still Real and a Way Must be Found to Avoid Civil War ‘

#AceWorldNews – BRUSSELS – May 06 – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in an interview with Gazeta Wyborcza that the refusal of dialogue with Russia would be a big mistake.

Worsened situation in eastern Ukraine and bloody clashes in Odessa show that only a few steps set off from an open military confrontation, he warned.

“The conflict over Ukraine takes very acute form, which has seemed impossible in Europe.

Threat of a new division of Europe is still real,” the minister said. Europe should seek all possible ways to avoid open civil war in Ukraine, he added.

In his opinion, it is necessary to ensure that the United States, Russia, the EU and Ukraine “sit down at the negotiating table”.

He believes a mistake four-party talks on Ukraine, held in Geneva in April , was a lack of agreement on the mechanisms of implementation of the decisions.

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