DW: Tillerson debuts at G20 opening as Ukraine and Russia take center stage
The international gathering in Germany has kicked off with a slew of bilateral meetings between world leaders. Germany, Russia and the US all signaled their willingness to cooperate, but tensions among them remain.
As world leaders gathered at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany, on Thursday for the two-day G20 foreign ministers meeting, the recently appointed German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel appealed to Russia to use its leverage with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in order to facilitate a weapons withdrawal and stem the violence that has flared up between separatists and Ukrainian government forces in the past month.
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