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Russia talks present key challenge for new Ukraine leader


WARSAW — When new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky sits down Monday for peace talks in Paris with Russian President Vladimir Putin in their first face-to-face meeting, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
More than five years of fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Moscow-backed separatists has killed 14,000 people, and a cease-fire has remained elusive. While Zelensky has made ending the conflict a priority, the political novice arrives at the table with the veteran Kremlin leader in what appears to be a less-advantageous position:
• Zelensky still hasn’t had the White House meeting with President Trump that he sought to bolster …read more

Source:: San Francisco Chronicle

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