>> 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.
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.
>> 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.
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.
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.
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.