May 1, 2020

Talks on Ukraine conflict end with little signs of progress

MOSCOW: The foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine on Thursday discussed advancing peace in east Ukraine, but achieved little as progress is also hampered by the coronavirus restrictions.The four top diplomats held a teleconference on Thursday as a planned face-to-face meeting was thwarted by the COVID-19 pandemic.The so-called "Normandy format" of discussions on the six-year conflict between Kiev and Russia-backed rebels in the east follows a summit in December 2019, where...