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The meeting among the countries will be in Minsk next week for four-way talks about the peace process in Ukraine. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier confirmed the information last week. According to the official, they are hoping that the ministers of the said countries will meet prior to President-elect Donald Trump taking office.
Countries Attack Each Other Because Of Russia
“Even if we don’t manage to find the big solution for the crisis, talks like these are simply necessary to make sure the situation doesn’t get out of control,” Reuters quoted Steinmeier while he spoke to the parliament.
Trump has not made it clear how he will manage the ties with Russia. Countries are concerned about what Trump would do with the Ukraine crisis. Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said he spoke with Steinmeier about the possible meeting.
Countries have been worried about since Trump’s expression of support for Russia. Some claim that this could trigger Moscow to become bolder in moving against Ukraine. European leaders are worried about the ties because Trump warned about leaving U.S. allies in Europe. This is in favor of supporting Moscow’s bid, which could make things more complicated.
Russia And Ukraine Fight Over Missiles
This comes at a time when Russia and Ukraine are also in a spat over missile tests. Moscow maintains that Ukraine will violate its seas. However, the Kiev maintains it will not be discouraged by “hysterics and provocations.”
The Kremlin openly opposed Ukraine’s plans to test missiles on “Russia’s sovereign air space” on 1 and 2 December in the Simferopol area. Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council Secretary, Oleksandr Turchynov, begs to differ.
“Ukraine carries out the missile tests within the framework of all the international obligations and treaties,” Reuters quoted the official.
“That’s why we ask Russia not to hinder the tests by its hysterics and provocations.”
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