1. French prime minister Manuel Valls (centre) walking with European Parliament president Martin Schulz (left) and German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (right)
2. Cutaway audience
3. Media taking photographs of Valls, Schulz and Gabriel
4. Various of Valls, Schulz and Gabriel sitting
5. Zoom in of Valls on stage
6. Cutaway audience
7. SOUNDBITE (French) Manuel Valls, French prime minister:
"The Ukrainian crisis is without a doubt one of the biggest risks to freedom and stability in Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Because these acts cannot be without consequence, Germany and France are once again working continuously towards a firm and united response."
Manuel Valls made his first visit to Germany as France's prime minister on Monday, meeting German political leaders at an event to commemorate the centenary of the beginning of the First World War.
Speaking at the French Cathedral in Berlin, itself a symbol of Franco-German friendship, Valls said the two nations were working together to come up with a "firm and united response" to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
He said the crisis was the biggest risk to freedom and stability in Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
He attended the event with German politician and European Parliament president Martin Schulz and German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel.