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EU foreign ministers visit Ukraine front line

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>> A child's too patched up the scars of war in Eastern Ukraine, as cease fire entering its second day, Friday, and it's seems to be largely holding, both side say, it's quieter than it has been for a long time. On Thursday, the German and French foreign ministers visited what was the frontline.
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Reuters reporter Andrea Shalal joined them at a clinic treating people for the psychological trauma of war.>> I asked the project manager whether he was a little bit optimistic about the latest cease fire and he said, I'm just realistic. Now they've heard too many ceasefires and I think they'll believe it when it really lasts, and when it becomes a sustainable event.
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>> France and Germany aiming to broker a further agreement next week. That would see both sides withdraw from three hotly contested Areas. But history advises caution. The
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] court was negotiated 18 months ago, and is yet to be fully implemented.>> What still needs to be done is there needs to be an exchange of prisoners.
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There needs to be some progress to allow local elections in this region, and there others issues to humanitarian issues, kids have to be able to back to school, the lives of people near the comfort zone have been terribly disrupted.>> The EU far Minister spoke in the shadow of a bridge blown up in 2014 by Russia-backed separatists.
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It's now being rebuilt by Ukraine's government. Forging a lasting peace still looks a whole lot harder.