He said at a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.
According to German top diplomat, EU is aware of Russia's stance regarding NATO's actions in its immediate vicinity, but with all due respect to Russia's position, altering boundaries in the heart of Europe is unacceptable. He added that the ongoing talks were aimed at solving this crisis.
German foreign minister believes there is no other way out of it but to fulfill all entries of the Minsk agreements. Gabriel also stressed that the essence of turmoil between Russia and the West was that the parties were unable to approach the solution of the conflict in Ukraine's eastern.
He said that Europe was concerned about this conflict expecting that Russia was also interested in solving it by means of the Minsk agreements as a single option.
However, the German diplomat said his experience told him that it was vital to realize own interests and motives, but in order to advance in a global context, it was necessary to understand Russia's aspirations as well.
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