Germany presses Russia, Ukraine to implement peace deal

February 13, 2016 8:37 AM

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Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier hosted Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and Ukraine’s Pavlo Klimkin, along with the French Foreign Ministry’s political director Nicolas de Riviere.

Germany and France brokered the peace deal for eastern Ukraine in Minsk, Belarus a year ago and have been at the forefront of diplomatic efforts to try to implement it. Still, fighting hasn’t fully stopped and there has been little progress in bringing about a political settlement.

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