Ukraine troops, rebels pull out of Donbass village
16 November 2019 | 12:55 pm
Kyiv has pulled out troops from the area near the village of Petrivske, paving a way for a new top-level peace summit. Russia's Vladimir Putin and Germany's Angela Merkel spoke about granting Donbass special status.
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