On Air Now

Current Show

Jerry Bader   8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Text "JBSHOW" to 79489 and get updates from me. Email me at: jerrybadershow@mwcradio.com

Show Info »

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 1360 AM Northeast, WI 97.5 FM Green Bay, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Green Bay,WI 54303)

More Weather »
67° Feels Like: 67°
Wind: WSW 5 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Today

Mostly Sunny 74°

Tonight

Partly Cloudy 56°

Tomorrow

PM Thunderstorms 78°

Alerts

Putin, Ukraine's Poroshenko speak at D-Day event

by
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes off his jacket as he leaves the Elysee Palace in Paris, after a supper with France's President Francois Hollande June 5, 2014.
CREDIT: REUTERS/PHILIPPE WOJAZER
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes off his jacket as he leaves the Elysee Palace in Paris, after a supper with France's President Francois Hollande June 5, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/PHILIPPE WOJAZER

(Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Ukrainian president-elect Petro Poroshenko on Friday on the sidelines of D-Day commemorations in France as they met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a Reuters reporter said.

Western officials are hoping that informal contacts between Putin and Poroshenko during the one-day event can help ease tensions over Ukraine's future, after Russia seized and annexed the Crimea region following the ouster of a pro-Russian president in Kiev in February.

Putin, Poroshenko and Merkel talked together as they walked into the Chateau de Benouville, in Normandy, where world leaders had lunch together, the Reuters reporter said.

Hollande invited Poroshenko as his personal guest to the ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of D-Day, saying the event should be used to "serve the purposes of peace".

The Reuters reporter did not, however, see any handshake between the two men. French diplomats said before the event they would see a handshake as tacit acknowledgement by Putin that he recognizes Poroshenko's legitimacy the day before he is sworn in, opening the door for dialogue.

 

(Reporting by Jeff Mason in Benouville; writing by Mark John; Editing by Paul Taylor)

Comments