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"The situation in Eastern Ukraine is explosive," Steinmeier said.
According to him, a lot is at stake right now. If the parties do not reach agreement, the conflict might enter a new stage at any moment.
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In this connection, Steinmeier called on the Russian and Ukrainian sides to hold a meeting between military representatives of the sides of the conflict and the OSCE to negotiate the withdrawal of weapons and prevent possible escalation.
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