Russia, Ukraine close to resuming ceasefire

Last updated 05:55 03/07/2014

Relevant offers

Europe

Tourists evacuated amid Iceland volcano concerns Arrest in Kiwi hit-and run case Iceland on volcano alert after earthquakes WWII bomb found near Frankfurt airport Shooting, shelling erupts in eastern Ukraine city Pope's relatives die in Argentina car crash How Assange's dud conference got attention Assange's hopes of freedom dashed Robbers ambush Saudi prince's convoy in Paris Ukraine claims dozens killed in attack on convoy

The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine agreed in talks in Berlin on Wednesday (local time) to work towards resuming a ceasefire which would be made possible by starting three-way talks including pro-Russian separatists by this weekend.

"It is a clear commitment to a multilateral ceasefire," said German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier after talks with Russia's Sergei Lavrov, Ukraine's Pavlo Klimkin and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

Lavrov told a joint news conference they had agreed on a document expressing "the necessity to swiftly agree conditions for a stable, long-term truce".

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content