Ukraine opens talks without pro-Russia separatists

Posted: May 15, 2014 at 5:51 a.m.

Denis Pushilin, a leader of the insurgency at Donetsk, said Wednesday that the Kiev talks, which exclude his group, should only be about recognition of the “Donetsk People’s Republic.”

Senior Ukrainian officials opened talks Wednesday in Kiev that they portrayed as an effort to end the country's 6-month-old political crisis, but their initial remarks suggested little compromise by the provisional government.

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