Ukraine's new ceasefire: German FM hopes new regulation will help to keep Ukraine's fragile ceasefire

09:53 Sep. 5, 2016

German FM hopes new regulation will help to keep Ukraine's fragile ceasefire

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier answers questions to media upon his arrival for the Informal Meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 2, 2016 (AP photo)

Implementation of the Minsk accord by Russia and Ukraine remain disappointing, Steinmeier says

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Sunday he hoped a new regulation aimed at maintaining a fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine could be completed soon by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Reuters reports.

"We are working with the OSCE for a new regulation to keep the ceasefire," Steinmeier told reporters in Oslo.

Read also Russia to influence separatist leaders to follow Minsk peace protocol - Russian FM

 

"We are now in preparation which will allow us to soon meet again on the foreign ministers' level."

Steinmeier said implementation of the Minsk accord by Russia and Ukraine remained disappointing, and the security situation in eastern Ukraine was "really insufficient."

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