Merkel mum on sanctions
"It is time to make our power, influence and resources count. Our economies are strong and growing in strength.
"And yet we sometimes behave as if we need Russia more than Russia needs us."
He added: "In Europe we should not need to be reminded of the consequences of turning a blind eye when big countries bully smaller countries… but we do."
He said some European governments saw the Ukraine crisis as a "problem to be managed and contained, not a challenge to be met and mastered".