Germany has only modest hopes for Ukraine talks on Tuesday

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Posted: Nov 28, 2016 6:17 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has only modest expectations for a meeting of foreign ministers in Minsk on Tuesday to discuss plans for implementing a ceasefire agreement for eastern Ukraine, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday.

"All things considered, it will be a trip that will involve a lot of effort and certainly a lot of points of conflict for the German foreign minister," spokesman Martin Schaefer told a regular government news conference in Berlin.

"We will never give up the hope that the conflict parties, however, are willing to really devote themselves to implementing the Minsk (agreement)," he added.

(Reporting by Caroline Copley; Editing by Andrea Shalal)