The foreign ministers of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia have failed to agree on a roadmap for the peace process in eastern Ukraine. Germany’s Steinmeier said paying “lip service” to the conflict would not solve it.
Noting small progress, Steinmeier said that troops would continue to be withdrawn from the front-line “hot spot” areas in eastern Ukraine. The Red Cross could help facilitate a significant exchange of prisoners by the end of the year, he added.
The foreign ministers, however, failed to agree on a roadmap for implementing the Minsk peace agreement that was signed in February 2015. All four countries agreed to continue discussions, despite the lack of visible results.