Germany warns of war in Europe

Germany warned of war in Europe on Monday, with vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel stating the continent was being “dragged” into a “smouldering conflict” with Russia over Ukraine.

Gabriel – at an event commemorating World War I with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls – warned of resurgent nationalist forces both within Europe and “in its neighbourhood”.

He said that good news several months ago from Ukraine – including an end to bloody violence against protesters – had since given way to “an ongoing military confrontation” and the realization that “Russia is apparently willing to let tanks cross European borders.” Continue reading