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New Ukrainian leader meets with rival Putin for first time


PARIS — President Vladimir Putin of Russia met with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine for the first time Monday at a summit in Paris to try to end five years of war between Ukrainian troops and Moscow-backed separatists.
Both sat down at the French presidential palace along with the leaders of France and Germany for talks focused on reviving a 2015 peace agreement for eastern Ukraine that has largely stalled. Since 2014, the war has killed 14,000 people, emboldened the Kremlin and reshaped European geopolitics.
A major breakthrough is unlikely, and Ukrainian protesters in Kyiv are keeping pressure on their new leader …read more

Source:: San Francisco Chronicle

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