Volodymyr Zelenskiy

Putin, Zelensky Meet in Paris to Restart Ukraine Peace Talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met in Paris on Monday in an attempt to restart stalled peace talks on the conflict in eastern Ukraine, where Russian-backed separatist forces have been waging a deadly insurgency for the past five years.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy arrive for a working session at the Elysee Palace Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 in Paris. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's president are meeting for the first time at a summit in Paris to find a way to end the …

Fake News: Axios, ABC News Withdraw False Reports on Ukraine Phone Call

Both Axios and ABC News were forced to backpedal after falsely claiming that Serhiy Leshchenko, who they reported to be a current “adviser” to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, informed Zelensky that discussion of Joe Biden and his son’s business dealings was a prerequisite to speak with President Trump.

Ukrainian member of parliament Serhiy Leshchenko holds pages showing allegedly signings of payments to Paul Manafort from an illegal shadow accounting book of the party of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, in Kyiv on Aug. 19, 2016. (Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)