August 26, 2014 / 12:11 PM / 4 years ago

Putin, Poroshenko shake hands at Minsk talks

MINSK (Reuters) - Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko greeted each other with a handshake at the start of talks in Belarus on Tuesday on the Ukraine crisis, the first time the two presidents have met since June.

Tensions between the two countries were heightened before the meeting when Ukraine released video of Russian soldiers it has captured in eastern Ukraine, where its army has been fighting pro-Russian separatist rebels since April.

Reporting by Alexei Anishchuk, writing by Mark Trevelyan

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