Reuters International

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (R) talks to the Poland's Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski (L) and French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayraultin in Weimar, Germany, August 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jens Meyer/Pool


WEIMAR, Germany (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Poland agreed on Sunday there should be greater international efforts to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters.

He said there had not been sufficient progress in implementing the Minsk agreement. Western officials were talking with Russia and Ukraine to encourage them to implement measures already agreed in the Minsk process, including communal elections, he said.

"We have to work for a de-escalation of the situation," he said.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; editing by Andrew Roche)


 Reuters International