Presidents Meet – level 2

16-12-2019 07:00

On Monday, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, met in Paris for the first time since Zelensky become president in April.

This meeting was very important because it could help end the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

The two presidents met alongside the French President, Emmanuel Macron, and the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, but they plan to meet one-on-one, too.

The main point of the meeting was to solve a conflict in eastern Ukraine where the two countries are fighting in the Donbas region. Around 13,000 people died there since the fight began in 2014.

Ukrainians worry that the Russian President wants to get an advantage over the Ukrainian President, and this is not good for the future of Ukraine.

Difficult words: one-on-one (directly, with only two people), conflict (a fight), advantage (a situation which gives somebody a chance to be better than somebody else).

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