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Presidents of Russia, Ukraine to meet in Belarus as fighting rages
Presidents of Russia, Ukraine to meet in Belarus as fighting rages

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine will meet next week in Minsk, the capital of neighboring Belarus, to discuss the combat consuming eastern Ukraine and Kiev's diplomatic turn toward the European Union that sparked the conflict. Russian President Vladimir Putin's office announced the Aug. 26 summit that will include the three former Soviet states comprising the Kremlin-led Eurasian Customs Union -- Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan -- as well as Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and three top officials of the European Union. The talks between Putin and Poroshenko are the first since the Ukrainian candy magnate's June 7 inauguration that restored elected leadership to...

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