© POOL/AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron (R) shakes hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko during a joint press conference after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on June 26, 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday visited Crimea, which Moscow annexed in 2014, in a trip that Kiev condemned as a violation of its sovereignty.
Western powers accuse Russia of failing to honour its commitments under the Minsk accords framework for ending the violence between government forces and Kremlin-backed rebels in Ukraine’s east.
EU leaders agreed last week to extend stringent economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, saying Moscow had failed to meet…
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