Zelensky calls Putin following deadly shelling that killed Ukrainian troops in Donbas

11:40, 07 August 2019
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The statement came as Zelensky was speaking at a Wednesday briefing in Kyiv following an emergency meeting held with General Staff Chief Ruslan Khomchak, NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Danyliuk, and Army commanders.

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"Earlier this morning, I spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin. I asked him to influence the other side so that they stopped killing our people," Zelensky said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, President Zelensky urged the Normandy Four leaders to meet as soon as possible amid the latest escalation in Donbas.

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