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A Normandy summit of four leaders – Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin of Russia, Angela Merkel of Germany, and Emmanuel Macron of France – has begun in Paris.

This summit has become Zelensky's first meeting with Putin since his election as Ukraine's president.

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Zelensky is set to negotiate the exchange of prisoners of war, a ceasefire and withdrawal of illegal armed formations from Donbas, eastern Ukraine.

After the summit, Zelensky is scheduled to separately meet with Putin.