October 19, 2016 / 10:31 AM / a year ago

We don't expect breakthroughs at Berlin talks on Ukraine: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday it did not expect any breakthroughs at talks on the stalled Ukrainian peace process between the leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine in Berlin later in the day.

A member of the Ukrainian armed forces stands guard as residents walk through a check point located on the contact line between pro-Moscow rebels and Ukrainian troops, in the settlement of Stanytsia Luhanska in Luhansk region, Ukraine. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the aim of the talks was to assess the current situation and identify obstacles to implementing the Minsk peace deal on eastern Ukraine.

Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Writing by Alexander Winning; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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