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Ukrainian, Russian negotiators to begin peace talks on Monday, Turkish official says

Ukrainian, Russian negotiators to begin peace talks on Monday, Turkish official says

Ukrainian and Russian negotiators will begin peace talks in Istanbul later on Monday, a senior Turkish official said, without elaborating.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin agreed in a telephone call on Sunday for Istanbul to host the talks, which Ankara hopes will lead to a ceasefire. [Reuters]