"Security should be there and Russia should be out, in order to get Donbas back into Ukraine," the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin told Tim Sebastian on Conflict Zone.
The French foreign minister has called during a Moscow visit for better ties with Russia. Relations between Europe and Russia have been strained since the EU and US imposed sanctions over Moscow's annexation of Crimea.
Russian and Ukrainian authorities have confirmed the long-awaited prisoner exchange. Those swapped are believed to include Ukrainian journalists, sailors, a filmmaker and a suspected Russian witness to the MH17 downing.
Ukraine's new parliament meets for the first time, appointing Oleksiy Honcharuk as PM. The former activist and lawyer, who has only three months' government experience, pledged to end corruption and boost the economy.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, have lauded their countries' cooperation. Relations have been strained over Russia's annexation of Crimea and the Ukraine conflict.
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