Ukraine Talks Fail to Reach Breakthrough, German Envoy Says

  • Foreign ministers end talks with `mixed picture' in Berlin
  • As truce holds, little movement on holding local elections

Disagreement over local elections in eastern Ukraine thwarted a breakthrough in talks to end the conflict in Ukraine, Germany’s top envoy said, after citing grinding progress in scaling back fighting that has killed more than 9,000 people in the former Soviet Republic.

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