Putin sits down with new Ukraine leader for first time

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VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and YURAS KARMANAU Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met for the first time Monday at a summit in Paris to try to end five years of war between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists. Both leaders sat down at the French presidential palace along with the leaders of France and Germany for talks focused on reviving a 2015 peace agreement for eastern Ukraine that has largely stalled. The war has killed 14,000 people since 2014, emboldened the Kremlin and reshaped European geopolitics, and Zelenskiy in particular is keen for it to end. A major breakthrough is unlikely, and Ukrainian protesters in Kyiv are heaping pressure on Zelenskiy not to surrender too much to Putin at their first fac
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