NATO SUMMIT: UKRAINE PRESIDENT POROSHENKO TO BRIEF LEADERS

BBC News on September 4, 2014, reported that world leaders are due to meet Ukraine’s president before the Nato summit gets under way in Wales. Excerpts below:

Petro Poroshenko will update US and EU leaders on discussions with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.

France has ramped up the pressure on Mr Putin by suspending delivery of two navy assault ships to Russia.

Some 2,600 people have been killed in five months of fighting between Ukraine’s army and rebels in the east of the country.

The West says it has evidence that President Putin is supporting the rebels with training and arms,….

The conflict has forced more than a million people from their homes in eastern Ukraine, according to latest United Nations estimates.

The two-day Nato summit in Newport is expected to be dominated by the crisis in Ukraine, but leaders will also discuss the rise of Islamic State (IS), and Afghanistan.

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