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Watch Live:Authorities give updates about deadly shooting at Florida naval basePutin and Zelensky in first talks to revive Ukraine peace efforts

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine will meet on Monday for talks on the conflict in east Ukraine, in what could be a step forward in ending Europe's only active war.

The summit in Paris will mark the first time Russia's Vladimir Putin meets face-to-face with Ukraine's new comedian-turned-president, Volodymyr Zelensky.

Few are expecting an immediate breakthrough, but Zelensky's election this year and a recent easing of tensions have raised hopes of resolving the five-year conflict.

French President Emmanuel Macron, who will mediate along with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, pushed hard for the talks and they will be a test of his efforts to reset Europe's ties with Moscow

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My fingers are crossed here; neither leader wants more war and hostility between the two countries, so let's be rooting for a positive outcome, even a small one, resulting from these talks in Paris.

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