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Belarus confirms no Ukraine peace talks to be held in Minsk on Friday

Dec 26, 2014    

Minsk, Belarus: Ukrainian and pro-Russian rebels will not be meeting in the Belarussian capital Minsk on Friday for what Kiev had hoped would be the signing of a final peace deal, a Belarussian official said."There will be no contact group meeting today," Belarussian foreign ministry said spokesman Dmitry Mironchik told AFP by telephone.The so-called Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine also includes mediators from Russia and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).The warring sides reported a tense day of inital negotiations on Wednesday that made little progr...

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