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Calls to keep Ukraine ceasefire alive

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>> Show responsibility. The warning to Ukraine and Russia ahead of talks to agree a ceasefire road map for eastern Ukraine. Germany's Foreign Minister making those comments. But Reuters' Alessandra Prentice in Kiev says hopes are not high.>> No major developments are expected from the meeting today. On Monday, the German Foreign Minister said he wasn't overly confident of any progress.
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The Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said that the meeting will touch on humanitarian as well as security issues. So there is a chance that perhaps an agreement may be reached in terms of improving access to water and electricity which is a particularly pressing issue during the freezing winter months.
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>> The 4A talks in Minsk aimed to implement a ceasefire deal struck last year. But it could now be in tatters, promised regional elections still haven't materialized.
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stead there's been an intensive occasion of clashes, both Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists accuse each other of breaking the peace on an almost daily basis.
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And for Kiev the clock might be ticking.>> There is definitely a fear in Ukraine that the international community might be losing focus on the crises here. Turmoil in the European Union linked to Brexit and also the prospect of a Trump presidency could perhaps weaken international resolve in terms of maintaining sanctions on Russia.
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Separatist violence in the region has already killed nearly 10,000 people. The fear is without a plan in place, that number can only grow.