Germany says ceasefire a condition to end Ukraine crisis

Germany`s foreign minister said Wednesday that a ceasefire was a condition for resolving the Ukraine crisis, ahead of four-way talks held as the ex-Soviet state pursues its offensive against pro-Kremlin insurgents.

AFP| Last Updated: Jul 02, 2014, 19:00 PM IST

Berlin: Germany`s foreign minister said Wednesday that a ceasefire was a condition for resolving the Ukraine crisis, ahead of four-way talks held as the ex-Soviet state pursues its offensive against pro-Kremlin insurgents.

"Only when the guns fall silent, only on the basis of a robust ceasefire, are negotiations on resolving the crisis imaginable," Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in a statement before meeting his French, Ukrainian and Russian counterparts in Berlin.