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 Minsk talks are really a last chance - French Foreign Minister


The meeting of the Ukrainian, German, French, and Russian leaders scheduled for today in Minsk "is really a last chance negotiation."

This statement was made by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on air of France Inter radio station, Censor.NET reports citing Radio Liberty

According to him, there is a number of problems which remain to be resolved, but the meeting is very likely to go ahead Feb. 11.

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It should be reminded that the meeting between the leaders of states in the Normandy format is to be held Feb. 11 in Minsk. The negotiations with the participation of the presidents of Ukraine, Russia, France and the German Chancellor are meant.

According to the UN, more than 5,350 people were killed during the conflict in eastern Ukraine since April.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier that a number of issues remained to be resolved before the talks in Minsk.

The leaders of the so-called Normandy Four reached the agreement to hold a meeting in Minsk during a conference call with Petro Poroshenko, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, and Francois Hollande Feb. 8.

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Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n324192