PARIS: Crucial elections should be held in eastern Ukraine by the end of July, the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France agreed, but questions remain over Kiev and Moscow’s ability to seal the deal.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said that the Paris meeting was a “step forward” for the restive region, but his German and Ukrainian counterparts painted a gloomier picture of negotiations.
“We underlined the importance of adopting an electoral law to hold local elections by the end of the first half of 2016,” Ayrault said at the close of the meeting.
Ukraine’s Pavlo Klimkin, however, repeated Kiev’s insistence …read more
Source: The Manila Times