Kiev (AFP) Following the deaths of four Ukrainian soldiers, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Selenskyj urged the Russian head of state to influence the pro-Russian rebels in the contested eastern Ukraine and stop the violence. In a "long" phone call with Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, he told him to use his influence to persuade the rebels not to "kill our citizens". Selenskyj emphasized, referring to the recent violence, "that this does not bring us closer to peace".
Ukraine: Selensky: Putin should stop rebel violence in eastern Ukraine
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