Ukraine crisis talks come to Brussels and Berlin

European foreign ministers have begun talks in Brussels in a final diplomatic push to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. The German Foreign Minister cast doubt over prospects for Wednesday’s talks in Minsk.

Crisis talks to address the increasing violence in eastern Ukraine brought 19 EU foreign ministers to Brussels on Monday. At the same time in Berlin, officials from the German, French, Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministries began attempts to revive a truce that has faltered constantly since it was agreed upon last September.

Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders beforethe meeting that he hoped the peace talks “will help to get a real cease-fire in place.”

Last week’s rush visit to Moscow by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, an effort to persuade their Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to come back to the negotiating table over the conflict, ended without significant results.
 
 
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