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Ukraine conflict: Putin shakes hands with Poroshenko as talks begin

Urgent talks on ending the deadly conflict in east Ukraine have opened in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, after a week of EU shuttle diplomacy.

As talks began, Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly shook hands with Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko.

Russia has been accused of arming and reinforcing pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine - a claim it denies.

  • 11 Feb 2015
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