Graphic toont het gebied van oost-Oekraïne dat beheerst wordt door separatisten met steun van Rusland, en de conflictgerelateerde doden.
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Vredesbesprekingen Oekraïne - Rusland moet eind maken aan oostelijk conflict

By Mike Tyler

December 9, 2019 - Oekraïense president Volodymyr Zelensky en zijn Russische evenknie
Vladimir Poetin ontmoeten elkaar in Parijs samen met de Franse en Duitse leiders in een hernieuwde poging het conflict in Oost-Oekraïne te beëindigen.

More than five years of fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Moscow-backed separatists has killed more than 13,000 people, and a cease-fire has remained elusive.

A major breakthrough is unlikely, but whatever happens, the summit is the biggest test yet for Zelenskiy, who won the presidency this year in a landslide – partly on promises to end the war.

Many Ukrainians are concerned over a possible compromise with Russia, which they see as an aggressor seeking to restore the Kremlin’s influence on the former Soviet republic and ruin Ukraine’s aspiration to closer European ties, Reuters said.

PUBLISHED: 09/12/2019; STORY: Graphic News
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