World Bulletin/News Desk
China and Germany both have an interest in the Crimea issue not setting a precedent, Germany's foreign minister said after a meeting with his Chinese counterpart on Monday in Beijing, as Moscow and Kiev edged closer to a military confrontation.
"The developments in Ukraine are of great concern, and both China and Germany have an interest in ensuring that what we have seen in Crimea doesn't set a precedent," German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.
Over the weekend, armed separatists took control of a city in eastern Ukraine and Kiev prepared troops to tackle what it called an "act of aggression by Russia".
The West accuses Russia of destabilising the region as a pretext to potentially sending in troops to protect the local Russian-speaking population, as it did in its annexation of Crimea.Last Mod: 14 Nisan 2014, 11:31