Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany are gathering for crucial talks in the hope of negotiating an end to fighting between Russia-backed separatist and government forces in eastern Ukraine.
Belarus President, Alexander Lukashenko, greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, and French President Francois Hollande, left, in Minsk, Belarus, Feb. 11, 2015.
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, right, welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Minsk, Belarus, Feb. 11, 2015.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, right, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shake hands in Minsk, Belarus, Feb. 11, 2015.
Members of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) investigate the scene after a bus station was hit during a recent shelling between Russian-backed separatists and the Ukrainian government forces in Donetsk, Feb. 11, 2015.