US envoy Kerry urges Russia to back peace in Ukraine

February 5, 2015 1:51 PM

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a new push for peace in eastern Ukraine, the leaders of France and Germany announced Thursday they were heading to Kiev and Moscow with a proposal to end the fighting. The surprise move appeared aimed at heading off U.S. considerations of giving Ukraine lethal military aid, something many European nations oppose.

The flurry of high-level diplomacy aimed to end the resurgent fighting in eastern Ukraine that is threatening European security.

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