German Foreign Minister: ‘Further Escalation Not Out of the Question’ in Ukraine

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.

The news that a passenger plane had possibly been shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier as he was on his way to Mexico.

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