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Zelenskiy, Putin speak after 4 Ukraine soldiers killed in shelling attack | CBC News
Thomson Reuters · Posted: Aug 07, 2019 9:22 AM ET | Last Updated: an hour ago

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday pressed Russian leader Vladimir Putin for a resumption of peace talks after four Ukrainian soldiers were killed by shelling in the eastern Donbass border region.


Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin for a resumption of peace talks after four Ukrainian soldiers were killed by shelling in the eastern Donbass border region.

Conflict between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed forces has killed an estimated 13,000 people since 2014. A ceasefire deal brokered by France and Germany ended major conflict in eastern Ukraine in 2015, though small-scale clashes still occur regularly.

Bringing peace to the Donbass region was a top campaign pledge for Zelenskiy, helping him to a landslide presidential election victory in April. He strengthened his power base in a parliamentary election last month.

Read more at: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/donbass-ukraine-russia-casualties-1.5238480



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