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Ukraine, France, Germany to discuss conflict in eastern Ukraine

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The leaders of Ukraine, France, and Germany are expected to meet soon to discuss steps aimed at ending the military conflict in eastern Ukraine, according to head of the Ukrainian President’s office.

Andriy Yermak was quoted by Interfax-Ukraine as saying that a meeting between the leaders of the three countries was possible in the near future.

Yermak said Ukraine was committed to a peaceful solution to the situation in eastern Ukraine.

Another ceasefire was announced in eastern Ukraine on July 27 last year.

However, the situation worsened after the armed confrontation between the Donbas insurgents and Ukrainian government forces escalated at the beginning of the year.

Last week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reported that 20 Ukrainian servicemen were killed in the conflict this year and another 57 wounded.

The ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, which started in April 2014, had claimed over 14.000 lives and left as many as 40.000 wounded. (Xinhua/NAN)

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