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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Border Talks Begin

MOSCOW () -- Russian and Ukrainian diplomats opened negotiations Wednesday on defining the border between the two former Soviet republics.

They will discuss turning the territorial lines drawn on the former Soviet map into a proper border between independent states.

A duty officer in Russia's Foreign Ministry confirmed that the talks had started, but did not give details. In addition to the ground border, which is more than 1,500 kilometers long, the diplomats will also discuss the status of the Sea of Azov, he said.