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  • 10 December, 2019

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Putin, Zelensky meet in first ­ever Paris summit

Syllabus subtopic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's interests, Indian diaspora

Prelims and Mains focus: About the crisis in Crimea and its implication for regional stability, geographical locations associated with it.

News: Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Monday met Ukranian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky for the first time ever at a Paris summit aimed at agreeing measures to help end five years of conflict in the east of Ukraine.

About the meeting

The meeting was mediated by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The diplomats hope the summit will help to bolster trust between the two men.

The four­way talks are expected to be followed by a hotly­awaited bilateral meeting between wily ex­KGB agent Putin and ex­comedian Zelensky who won the presidency this year.

About Ukraine criris

Thousands have been killed and one million have fled their homes since pro-Russia militias in eastern Ukraine launched a bid for independence in 2014 — kicking off a conflict that deepened Russia’s estrangement from the West. Separatists seized control of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions shortly after Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea.

The issue of Crimea, whose seizure gave Mr. Putin a popularity boost at home but led to international sanctions against Moscow, is not on the table at this summit.

Its aims include agreeing to disband illegal militias, the departure of foreign fighters from Donetsk and Lugansk, and Ukraine taking back control of its border with Russia, according to a French presidential source.

Source: The Hindu


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