No Ukraine summit without progress on peace plan, Merkel tells Putin

January 10, 2015 11:17 PM

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No Ukraine summit without progress on peace plan, Merkel tells Putin

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone on Saturday that a four-way summit to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine would not take place until there was real progress on the Minsk peace plan.

German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement after the phone call that Merkel welcomed Russian efforts to find a solution to the crisis.

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