Reuters: German, French foreign minister to head to Ukraine next week

Source : 112 Ukraine

He hoped the sides would soon reach agreement on a measure aimed at maintaining a fragile "back to school" ceasefire in eastern Ukraine
21:13, 7 September 2016

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday said he would travel to Ukraine with his French counterpart next week to discuss if, and when, a new round of talks involving Russia could be arranged on the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia would continue to support fresh talks among the four leaders aimed at ending the fighting.

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Russia-backed fighters took up arms against Ukrainian government forces in the east of Ukraine in April, 2014, after Russia annexed Crimea in response to the downfall of a Moscow-backed president. More than 9,500 people have been killed in the conflict.

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