Home > News > World
Monday August 18, 2014 MYT 1:15:02 AM
Monday August 18, 2014 MYT 1:16:21 AM
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Sunday before a meeting with his counterparts from Ukraine, Russia and France that a political solution to the standoff in eastern Ukraine remained far off.
"The situation in Ukraine remains difficult. The news from today shows that we are far from an end to the conflict. People are still dying. We have no ceasefire. We are far away from a political solution," Steinmeier said.
He also expressed hope that an agreement could be reached on allowing a Russian humanitarian aid convoy into Ukraine, saying "we will see this evening if the final obstacles can be overcome."
"It would be good if this humanitarian aid could arrive where it is needed, in Luhansk, in Donetsk and other cities in eastern Ukraine," he added.
Ukraine and Russia have been at loggerheads for days over the convoy of 280 Russian trucks, with Kiev warning that it could be a Trojan Horse for Russia to get weapons to rebels, a notion Moscow has dismissed as absurd.
(Reporting by Michelle Martin and Gernot Heller; Writing by Noah Barkin)
China's Xi calls for a political solution to ease Ukraine crisis - Xinhua
China's Xi urges political solution to Ukraine crisis
Germany clears way for political part of EU-Ukraine pact
China's Xi repeats calls for political solution for Ukraine
German minister says talks in Ukraine on Tymoshenko 'complicated'
Pakistan's most hated man - volleyball player, child killer
U.N. chief, visiting Ebola countries, urges respect for health rules
Russia invites North Korean leader to Moscow for May visit
Five more Ukrainian soldiers killed despite truce - Kiev military
Ladies, time to stand up and fight for your man
Looking out for your ears
Business as usual for blogger Jules Yap
Suzuki Cup: Dollah to spring ‘surprise’ in do-or-die final
Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: The long wait (Updated)
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)