Ukraine says still waiting for answer from Russia on foreign ministers’ meeting

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas meets his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba in Berlin
FILE PHOTO: Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba speaks during a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (not pictured), in Berlin, Germany, June 9, 2021. John Macdougall/Pool via REUTERS

October 13, 2021

KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Wednesday that Kyiv was still waiting for an answer from Moscow on whether his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov was willing to meet for talks on the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

The German government said this week that Germany, Russia, France and Ukraine had agreed that their foreign ministers should meet, without giving a date or a place for such a meeting.

“We are waiting for a signal from Moscow. We didn’t receive any signals,” Kuleba told a briefing.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing by Matthias Williams; Editing by Alison Williams)