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Before Peace Talks, Ukraine Says It Holds Russian Troops
NYT ^ | 26 Aug 14 | Andrew Higgins

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, Moscow’s 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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
Bad news for Putin apologists who blame Ukraine for Russian troops being in Ukraine's country. Other neighbor's of Russia beware. Russia intends to take you over too!
1 posted on 08/26/2014 5:14:55 AM PDT by elhombrelibre
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Of course, and those Russians were probably captured for JUST that reason.

Bargaining chips and the negotiations. Hmmmm... It will be interesting.

2 posted on 08/26/2014 5:16:24 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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