10:43 May. 1, 2016
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.