: AFP: Germany to host fresh Ukraine talks

10:43 May. 1, 2016

AFP: Germany to host fresh Ukraine talks

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier attends a joint press conference with his counterpart from Hungary Peter Szijjarto, after a meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin, Germany, April 4, 2016. (AP Photo)

UN reports 9,300 killed in eastern Ukrane since the conflict started

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier Saturday said he had invited his Russian, Ukrainian and French counterparts to talks in Berlin on May 11 to smooth differences between Moscow and Kyiv.

"It is necessary to give new momentum (to efforts) to surmount obstacles between Kyiv and Moscow," Steinmeier said in comments due to appear in Sunday's Die Welt and several other European newspapers. "That is why I have sent out an invitation for a meeting of foreign ministers [...] on May 11 in Berlin," said Steinmeier, two days after Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko suggested such a meeting.

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