The meeting of foreign ministers from Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France is intended to prevent a further deterioration of the situation in eastern Ukraine, Ukraine Today reports.

The last meeting of the group nine days ago brought no results, while hostilities have intensified in eastern Ukraine over the last week , with Russia sending more of its military units into Ukraine to support anti-government militants, according to Ukrainian military officials.

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