A member of the Ukrainian Territorial Defence Forces watches through spyglass in a trench on the front line with Russia-backed separatists near Avdiivka, southeastern Ukraine. Photo: AFP
A member of the Ukrainian Territorial Defence Forces watches through spyglass in a trench on the front line with Russia-backed separatists near Avdiivka, southeastern Ukraine. Photo: AFP
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Ukraine’s front-line soldiers hold little hope for Russia-US diplomacy

  • Russian and US diplomats are meeting in Geneva for talks on Ukraine and security issues, with Vladimir Putin seeking guarantees Nato will not expand eastward
  • But on the front lines where Kyiv’s army has been fighting a prolonged war with pro-Kremlin separatists for years, few expect the talks to succeed

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A member of the Ukrainian Territorial Defence Forces watches through spyglass in a trench on the front line with Russia-backed separatists near Avdiivka, southeastern Ukraine. Photo: AFP
A member of the Ukrainian Territorial Defence Forces watches through spyglass in a trench on the front line with Russia-backed separatists near Avdiivka, southeastern Ukraine. Photo: AFP
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