New Ukraine Peace Talks Open in Minsk

September 19, 2014 5:26 PM

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Minsk: Face-to-face talks aimed at finding a way to end Ukraine's brutal five-month war began Friday in the Belarussian capital of Minsk, trying to build on a ragged ceasefire that was agreed in the same city two weeks ago.

Ukraine's former president Leonid Kuchma was representing Kiev at the meeting, across the table from four pro-Moscow separatist leaders from the self-declared "republics" of Donestk and Lugansk. The Russian ambassador to Kiev, Mikhail Zurabov, and an envoy from the Organisation for Security and Coop...

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