“The leaders will attempt to end five-and-a-half years of fighting in eastern Ukraine between government forces and separatist rebels backed by Russia.
It comes after a big prisoner swap and the withdrawal of Ukraine’s military from three key areas on the front line. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are co-hosting the talks at the Élysée Palace.” BBC: Putin and Zelensky hold landmark talks in Paris.

+ “Russia has been handed a four-year ban from international sporting competition for a doping cover-up that means the country will not feature at the Tokyo Olympics next summer or the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar.” Russia banned from Tokyo Olympics and football World Cup.

+ “WADA’s executive committee concluded Moscow had planted fake evidence and deleted files linked to positive doping tests in laboratory data that could have helped identify drug cheats.” (Before this is over, the Trump administration will blame the doping on the Ukrainians.)