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 "Roadmap" for Sustainable Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine Is To Emerge in Berlin - Steinmeier

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Sunday he hoped a "roadmap" for a sustainable ceasefire in Ukraine will emerge from talks in Berlin with his counterparts from Moscow, Kyiv and Paris.

The foreign ministers of Germany, Russia, Ukraine, and France will meet on Sunday in Berlin to develop a "roadmap" for a ceasefire in the east of Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said, Censor.NET informs, referring to Lb.ua.

"It is all about finding a roadmap toward a sustainable ceasefire and a framework for effective border controls," Steinmeier said in a statement issued ahead of the evening talks. "Only in this way can eastern Ukraine calm down and Kyiv continue a national dialogue that appropriately involves the people in the east."

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Steinmeier cautioned that "a simple recipe does not exist", adding: "That is why it is so important in my view that we all sit down at a table at this time".

The German minister also said that "the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine is currently drawing a lot of political attention" and that "we must take care of this".

"But we must not neglect the search for political ways out of the crisis in Ukraine. We urgently need new political impetus - otherwise we run the risk of treading water, or of going backward and re-entering an intensified spiral of escalation."

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Earlier today, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that the main subject of the Berlin meeting is termination of arms supply from Russia.

 
 
 
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