Diplomat: Buffer Zone, Border Controls Key to Ukraine Talks

February 9, 2015 10:48 PM

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A French diplomatic source says a demilitarized zone between Ukraine and Russia is essential for a cease-fire but is a sticking point in a new international push for peace.

The official said Monday night that the other main difficulties are how to police the Ukrainian-Russian border, and the future status of regions in eastern Ukraine now under control of pro-Russian rebels.

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