Foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France will meet by the middle of September to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, Kremlin adviser Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Monday. Over the weekend, Moscow, Berlin and Paris have backed a bid for a new ceasefire in east Ukraine, where fighting between Kiev forces and Russia-backed rebels killed more than 6,500 people since unrest erupted in the industrial region in April, 2014.
KIEV (Reuters) - Nearly 90 people were wounded and several of them were in a serious condition on Monday after several explosive devices were thrown from crowds in front of the Ukrainian parliament building in Kiev, the interior minister said in a Tweet. Putting the blame squarely on Ukrainian nationalists, the minister, Arsen Avakov, addressed himself to Oleh Tyahnybok, leader of the Svoboda (Freedom) party, saying: "Tell me, how does Svoboda differ from the bastards who shoot at our national guard at the front?" (Writing by Richard Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams)