Germany: Leaders Aim to Hold Ukraine Summit Wednesday

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GermanyEUUkraineDiplomacy-0987dGermany’s government says a top-level summit to discuss the crisis in Ukraine is being planned for the coming week.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman says preparations are underway for her to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and French President Francois Hollande in the Belarusian capital Minsk on Wednesday.

Steffen Seibert said the decision follows an “extensive” phone call Sunday morning between the four leaders, during which further measures for a peace plan were discussed.

Seibert says preparations for the summit will take place Monday in Berlin, without elaborating.

(AP)