Minsk Talks on Ukraine
Talks on how to resolve Ukraine crisis will focus on withdrawing heavy weapons, creating a demilitarized zone in eastern Ukraine and starting a dialog between Ukraine and the rebels, RIA news agency quoted a diplomatic source as saying on Tuesday.
France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine are due to meet in the Belarussian capital Minsk on Wednesday for the talks.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier phoned his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts on Tuesday urging them to be ready to compromise on difficult open questions, a day ahead of a summit of Russian, French, German and Ukrainian leaders on the Ukraine crisis.
Source: Reuters news agency