Obama, Poroshenko to meet as peace deal hopes rise

Almost 2,900 people have been killed and at least 600,000 displaced across the war-battered east Ukraine, according to United NationsMoscow (AFP) – Ukraine’s leader Petro Poroshenko will meet with US President Barack Obama Thursday, amid hopes Kiev’s conflict with pro-Russian rebels may end after Moscow hailed an offer of self-rule for the separatists.

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