Germany expects investigation into Crimean events – Steinmeier
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said Germany expects Russia and Ukraine to investigate the recent incident in Crimea, according to Russian news agency TASS.
"In the course of our meeting we discussed Ukraine, too. It is for two years now that we have been trying to achieve a solution of that conflict within the framework of the Normandy format. We spend weeks negotiating a framework agreement on the disengagement of conflicting parties. Regrettably, we're stalled". Steinmeier said at a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Yekaterinburg on Monday, TASS
"In recent days there occurred a worsening of the situation in Crimea. We find this very worrisome," he went on to say.
"We don't have the full clarity regarding those events. We expect the Ukrainian and Russian side to investigate them," he said. Information available at this point is conflicting, he said. "It is essential to ensure the situation should not go out of control," Steinmeier said.