"First, understanding between Russia and the US, which I think is urgent, and then move clearly into the regional context because without, and we learnt in Geneva II, without regional involvement in discussions, not only in the conflict, there will not be an end to the conflict,” said the diplomat, according to Ukraine Today.

"Only weapons are not going to be enough," de Mistura said

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