4 foreign ministers agree on Ukraine cease-fire

Foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France meeting in Berlin have agreed on a series of steps for a resumption of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.

Berlin: Foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France meeting in Berlin have agreed on a series of steps for a resumption of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.

The steps include reopening talks no later than Saturday "with the goal of reaching an unconditional and mutually agreed sustainable cease-fire" to be monitored by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
In the declaration issued today after the evening talks, the ministers said they welcomed Russia`s readiness to grant Ukrainian border guards access to Russian territory to take part in controlling two border crossings once the cease-fire is in place.

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