Ukraine peace talks begin in Minsk: AFP

AFP , Saturday 31 Jan 2015

Negotiators from Ukraine, Russia and Europe on Saturday began peace talks in Minsk aimed at establishing a ceasefire between pro-Russian separatists and Kiev as fighting spreads along the frontline.

Former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma, the OSCE's Heidi Tagliavini, and separatist representatives Denis Pushilin and Vladislav Deinego, as well as Russian ambassador to Kiev Mikhail Zurabov, were participating in the talks.

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