Leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia to meet on Ukraine conflict
The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Berlin on Wednesday to discuss the stalled Minsk peace plan to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, but officials quickly dampened expectation of any breakthrough.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said the meeting would aim to establish a timetable for elections in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine and to focus on further military disengagement.
But Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking in Oslo, cautioned against setting "very high expectations" for the meeting, even as the Kremlin blasted... read more
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