Progress over Ukraine war in Berlin summit with Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin waves upon arrival at the chancellery on October 19, 2016 in BerlinMoscow and Kiev agreed Wednesday to end a deadlock on the conflict in eastern Ukraine by the end of November, Ukraine’s president said, after a four-way summit in Berlin with the leaders of France and Germany. After the five-hour talks billed as “difficult”, focus shifted to the conflict in Syria, with host Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande pressing Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow’s involvement in the civil war. It will be a document on the implementation of all the Minsk accords,” he said in a press conference after the Berlin summit, according to Russian news agencies.

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