Germany's Foreign Minister opened his meeting on Eastern Ukraine saying the political process has come to a standstill. Top diplomats from 4 countries met for a 12th time to find a lasting peace. Apart from hopes for a lucky 13, nothing came of it.
Representatives of the Syrian opposition and President Bashar al-Assad's regime are meeting in Astana for a sixth round of talks. They are hoping to secure a ceasefire, but how far off is a lasting peace agreement?
Russia's 2017 Zapad war games are not directed against the West, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin told DW in an exclusive interview. He also believes NATO-Russia relations will improve soon.
A new safe zone would be a fourth of its kind, which Russian, Iranian and Turkish officials claim led to a decline in violence in Syria. But any comprehensive and long-lasting peace will require the weight of the UN.
Germany and Russia have announced their support for a proposed new ceasefire deal in east Ukraine. The announcement follows a four-way phone call with the French and Ukrainian presidents.
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