Germany says to host fresh Ukraine talks

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the Chancellery in Berlin on March 16, 2016German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier Saturday said he had invited his Russian, Ukrainian and French counterparts to talks in Berlin on May 11 intended to smooth differences between Moscow and Kiev. “It is necessary to give new momentum (to efforts) to surmount obstacles between Kiev and Moscow,” Steinmeier said in comments due to appear in Sunday’s Die Welt and sevral 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 counterpart Vadym Prystaiko had suggested such a meeting.

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