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    Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andrei Melnik said that the eight-hour arduous talks finished in Berlin with some tangible results for a meeting of the countries' leaders in the Normandy format in Minsk.

    KIEV, (Sputnik) – Ukrainian peace talks that concluded in Berlin late on Monday had “tangible results,” Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andrei Melnik said Tuesday.

    “The eight-hour arduous talks finished in Berlin with some tangible results for a meeting of the countries' leaders in the Normandy format in Minsk,” Melnik wrote on Twitter about the discussions in the Normandy format, involving Ukrainian, German, French and Russian diplomats.

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    However, the ambassador did not specify what results were achieved during the discussions.

    The meeting, which was held behind closed doors, included Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin and Germany’s State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office Markus Ederer.

    The Berlin talks were held in the run-up to the meeting of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Russian President Vladimir Putin due to take place in Minsk on Wednesday. The leaders are expected to draw up an agreement to help end the violence in eastern Ukraine, which has surged since the beginning of the year.

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