Four-way talks to resolve Ukraine crisis expected

The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France will meet in Berlin today to try to make progress on resolving the crisis in eastern Ukraine, according to a French diplomatic source quoted by Reuters.

"There is not a precise objective. It's an opportunity to work on peace efforts, but we don't want to raise expectations," the source said.

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US talking to European allies for more Russian sanctions

US Vice President Joe Biden has told Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko that the United States was working with European leaders on further sanctions on Russia, over the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine.