Ukraine has tried to draw Germany into a war. former German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told N-TV broadcaster commenting on the recent tensions between Ukraine and Russia in the Kerch Strait area.
“I think that in no case should we let ourselves be drawn into a war through Ukraine,” he said, adding “this is what Ukraine has tried [to do].”
In a separate interview to Tagesspiegel newspaper, Gabriel noted that Germany “should not be drawn into a war against Russia.”
Just a few days earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on NATO states to deploy warships in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov as well as asked Berlin to provide military assistance to Kiev.
“We need increased presence warships from Germany and allied nations in the Black Sea to send a message and deter Russia,” Poroshenko told Funke media group.
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