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Merkel Yet to See Breakthrough With Russia on Ukraine

Germany's Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on as she arrives for the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan.

MILAN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Italy had not led to a breakthrough in the standoff over Ukraine.

"I cannot see a breakthrough here at all so far," Merkel said after top EU leaders met with Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on the sidelines of an EU-Asia summit.

"We will continue to talk. There was progress on some details, but the main issue is continued violations of the territorial integrity of Ukraine," she added.

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