Ukraine leader says expects tough talks with Putin next week




 
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October 11th, 2014  
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Topic: Ukraine leader says expects tough talks with Putin next week


By Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday he expected planned talks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin next week in Italy to be difficult but said Moscow had a crucial role to play in bringing peace to his country. Kiev and its Western backers accuse Moscow of backing a pro-Russian separatist revolt in eastern Ukraine by providing troops and arms. Russia denies the charges but says it has a right to defend the interests of the region's Russian-speaking majority. ...




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