Ukraine Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya (L) and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier smile during their meeting on May 13, 2014 at the Kiev's airport Boryspil. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY
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Germany's foreign minister flew to Ukraine Tuesday to help start talks between the Ukrainian government and its foes following the declaration of independence by two eastern regions.Speaking at the Kiev Boryspil airport Tuesday morning, Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Germany supports Ukraine's efforts to arrange for a dialogue between the central government and its opponents in the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions that form the nation's industrial heartland.Ukraine's acting prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, pledged to hold a dialogue with Ukraine's east, but he gave no specifics.The Ukrainian government and the West have accused Russia of fomenting the mutiny in the east to derail Ukraine's presidential vote set for May 25 and possibly grab more land.Ukraine's crisis could grow even worse if regions start rejecting the presidential election.
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