Was Putin's visit to Berlin worthwhile? - Russia and India Report

peace plan for eastern Ukraine Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko attend talks on a stalled peace plan for eastern Ukraine at the ...

Was Putin's visit to Berlin worthwhile? - Russia and India Report

As widely expected, the meeting of the Normandy Four in Berlin on October 19 did not yield any breakthroughs to settle the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Russian analysts believe that the Normandy format is ineffective for bringing change, and that ...

Kremlin satisfied with Ukraine peace talks in Berlin - Russia Beyond the Headlines

"In general, positively," Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said when asked to assess the results of the Berlin summit. He recalled, "We have never had any inflated expectations, we warned against inflated expectations. We said that another ...

Kremlin Assesses Recent Normandy Four Talks on Ukraine as Positive - Sputnik International

Moscow positively assesses the recent Normandy Four format talks on the situation in Donbass held in Berlin, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, the leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine ...

Kremlin says Berlin talks on Ukraine crisis were positive - Reuters

Russian marines parade during the Navy Day celebrations in Sevastopol, Crimea, July 31, 2016. REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov. MOSCOW Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday talks on the Ukraine crisis in Berlin were "as a whole, positive".

Merkel hosts Putin for Ukraine peace talks in Berlin - Free Press Journal

Berlin : Moscow and Kiev have agreed to end a deadlock on the conflict in eastern Ukraine by the end of November, Ukraine's president said, after a four-way summit in Berlin with the leaders of France and Germany, reports AFP. After Wednesday's five ...

Reasons to be hopeful about the Normandy format talks in Berlin - Russia Direct

The negotiations in Berlin, despite the low expectations and seemingly modest results, were very important. The “Normandy format” proved its viability as an important platform for high-level discussions involving Russia. Normandy format talks in Berlin ...

Syria Says Aleppo Ceasefire Has Begun, Promises 'Safe Exit' - teleSUR English

People carry Free Syrian Army flags while attending a protest against evacuating civilians out of Aleppo, in the rebel held besieged al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria October 20, 2016. | Photo: Reuters. Previous; Next. Published 20 October 2016. 0.

Putin backs armed OSCE mission in east Ukraine - Deutsche Welle

The mission is a key feature of a peace roadmap, which France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine discussed in Berlin on Wednesday. Pro-Moscow rebels have objected to the deployment of armed observers in east Ukraine. Angela Merkel und Wladimir Putin in ...

Kiev Remains Committed to Minsk Accords But Not Against Ukraine's Interests - Sputnik International

Kiev continues to be committed to the Minsk agreements on Ukraine, but not against the country's interests, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday. The Federal Palace (Parliament) in Bern, Switzerland. (File). © Sputnik/ Alexey Filippov.

Lauren Van Metre: No peace without the people – a case for grassroots reconciliation in Ukraine - Kyiv Post

Demonstrators wear the Ukrainian flag and hold posters reading "Hands off Ukraine" during a protest against Russia's intervention in Ukraine in front of the Russian embassy in Vilnius, on March 3, 2014. Photo by AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS.

Putin backs armed OSCE mission to east Ukraine: Kremlin - DunyaNews Pakistan

"It has been confirmed at rallies with several thousand people that took place on our territories." MOSCOW (AFP) - President Vladimir Putin backs an armed OSCE mission to war-torn eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said Thursday, in spite of objections by ...

Putin in Berlin - Carnegie Europe

By inviting Vladimir Putin to Berlin on October 19 to discuss the continuing conflict in eastern Ukraine and Russia's bombardment of the Syrian city of Aleppo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed her pivotal role in the European Union. During six ...

Little optimism after Normandy format meeting - Deutsche Welle

Skepticism, renewed accusations and a little gloating. Reactions from Kyiv and Moscow after the Ukraine crisis meeting in Berlin offer little hope for a breakthrough. Treffen zu Beratungen über Ukraine-Konflikt in Berlin (picture-alliance/dpa/. Don't ...

Syria: Aleppo attack 'pause' ridiculed by rebels - Aljazeera.com

Opposition fighters denounce temporary ceasefire as effort by Russia and Syrian government to seize rebel-held areas. 20 Oct 2016 17:48 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. A medic holds a dead child after air strikes in the rebel ...

Aleppo 'humanitarian pause' extended for a day, says Russia - Herald Scotland

A break in fighting in Aleppo has been extended for one more day, Russia's defence minister said. Sergei Shoigu said the "humanitarian pause" has been extended on President Vladimir Putin's instructions and supported by the Syrian government. Russia ...

French Pres. calls for extension of truce in Syria's Aleppo - Kuwait News Agency

BRUSSELS, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that his priority is to prolong the truce in Aleppo, but warned that all options against Russia are open. "Yesterday with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel we put pressure on ...

Poroshenko praises fact of Normandy format meeting as such after yearlong pause - Interfax

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sees Wednesday's negotiations in the Normandy format in Berlin as a fact important in itself. "In fact, do you remember the skepticism that existed in August, when some said that the Normandy format had ceased to ...

As Ukraine peace talks fall again in Berlin, did Putin have other aims? - Russia Beyond the Headlines

Predictably, the meeting of the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France in Berlin on Oct. 19 once again failed to bring any breakthroughs in the settlement of the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Russian observers believe that the current format is ...

Why Moscow goes the length of humanitarian armistice yet again - Pravda

The Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed upon proposal of the French leader Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to extend humanitarian armistice in Syria. Putin claimed that Russia would not carry out air strikes in Syria, unless ...