Blinken, Ukrainian FM discuss conflict in Donbas

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KIEV, April 1 (Xinhua) — Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba discussed bilateral cooperation in a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, local media reported on Thursday.

Kuleba shared his concerns about the situation in eastern Ukraine, especially about the conflict in Donbas last Friday, when four Ukrainian soldiers were killed.

Blinken replied that Washington is closely monitoring the situation.

They also discussed efforts to counter the COVID-19 pandemic and combat the effects of climate change, according to a U.S. State Department press release.

The ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, which has claimed the lives of some 14,000 people and left as many as 40,000 wounded, began in April 2014. Enditem

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