A war in the Eastern part of Ukraine that started in 2014, and that has killed more than 13,000 people, continues to cause tension between Ukraine and Russia but there are new efforts to resolve the crisis.
This week the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, and the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, met for peace talks in Paris. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, and the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, also took part in the discussions. The sides made some modest gains towards ending the conflict in Ukraine.
CGTN’s Toni Waterman reports.
- Valentin Yakushik, Academic, Political Analyst
- Andrij Dobriansky, director of Communications, Ukrainian Congress, America
- Alexander Nekrassov,a former adviser to the Kremlin.
- Ulrich Bruckner, professor at Stanford University in Berlin
If the Paris talks have told us one thing, it is that Zelensky’s best friend, right now, is Putin. Such are the ironies of international politics
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