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European diplomacy to rescue Ukraine peace plan ends in discord
European diplomacy to rescue Ukraine peace plan ends in discord

European diplomats gathered in Paris on Tuesday in an attempt to rescue the battered peace plan for Ukraine but failed to agree on any censure of the warring factions that have continued to fight in spite of the truce proclaimed nearly two weeks ago. The foreign ministers of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia met at the French Foreign Ministry for three hours before adjourning and conveying conflicting assessments of their progress to journalists. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called the session "difficult," an apparent reference to the diplomats' disagreement over whether they should blame either the pro-Russia separatists or the Ukrainian government...

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