JRL NEWSWATCH: “Ukraine Candidate Urges Talks to End Conflict in East” – AP

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“A comedian leading Ukraine’s presidential race says the country needs to negotiate with Russia to put an end to fighting in the east. Volodymyr Zelenskiy … plays the nation’s president in a popular TV series [and] has surged ahead of … Poroshenko and … Tymoshenko [in a poll] …. He said he would encourage the United States and Britain to join peace talks … brokered by France and Germany. … [H]e stressed, ‘there will be no compromises on Ukraine’s sovereignty’ and ‘no trading in territories.’ …”

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