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Four-way Ukraine peace talks in Paris

Four-way Ukraine peace talks in Paris

DPA
Paris
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday joined French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel for peace talks in Paris.
The talks, five years after conflict broke out between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, are a diplomatic test for Macron as well as Zelensky.
The Ukrainian leader, elected this year, has reached out to Putin and says resolving the festering conflict is his top priority.
Monday’s summit, the first since 2016 in a French- and German-brokered negotiating process, was to shore up progress made in recent weeks, in part due to Zelensky’s efforts to withdraw troops and heavy artillery from the front lines.