Ukraine: Kiev Peace Talks Begin Without Separatists

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Ukraine’s government began talks Wednesday on decentralizing power but neither Russia nor separatists from the East were invited. It’s part of a peace plan backed by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg reports.

Ukraine Government Begins Peace Talks in Kiev.

Ukraine Government Begins Peace Talks in Kiev.

Ukraine's government began talks Wednesday on decentralizing power but neither Russia nor separatists from the East were invited. It's part of a peace plan backed by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. CCTV's Roee Ruttenberg reports.

Meantime, separatist leaders who organised the referendum in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region have been visiting Moscow to make their case to join the Russian Federation. CCTV’s Tom Barton reports from Moscow.

Donetsk Separatists Seek Union With Russia

Donetsk Separatists Seek Union With Russia

Meantime, separatists have been visiting Moscow to make their case for eastern regions of Ukraine to join the Russian Federation. CCTV's Tom Barton reports from Moscow.

To discuss the roundtable talks, the referendum in eastern Ukraine, and upcoming Ukrainian elections, CCTV’s Elaine Reyes sits down with Anton Fedyashin. He’s the Executive Director of the Initiative for Russian Culture at American University.

Anton Fedyashin on Roundtable Talks in Ukraine

Anton Fedyashin on Roundtable Talks in Ukraine

Joining CCTV America with more on the roundtable talks, the weekend referendum in eastern Ukraine, and upcoming Ukrainian elections is Anton Fedyashin. He's the Executive Director of the Initiative for Russian Culture at American University.