Skip to comments.Before Peace Talks, Ukraine Says It Holds Russian Troops
Posted on 08/26/2014 5:14:55 AM PDT by elhombrelibre
MINSK, Belarus Ukraine released video footage Tuesday of what it said were 10 captured Russian soldiers, raising tensions as President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia arrived in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, for talks later in the day with his Ukrainian counterpart, President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine.
Russia has consistently denied supporting pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine, and the video will step up pressure on the Kremlin to clarify its role in the fighting there.
In earlier peace talks between lower-ranking officials, Moscows position has prevented discussion of what Ukraine regards as the key to stopping the conflict a Russian willingness to acknowledge, and halt, its support for rebels holed up in the eastern cities of Luhansk and Donetsk.
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Bargaining chips and the negotiations. Hmmmm... It will be interesting.