Ukraine 's President Petro Poroshenko delivers his statement at the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, outside Paris, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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Russia risks causing an "environmental disaster" in eastern Ukraine with its support for rebel forces, President Petro Poroshenko told a U.N. climate conference in Paris Monday.Russia denies directly supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine, and Poroshenko's speech underlined the challenge of reaching a unanimous global agreement on climate change over the next fortnight when many of the participants are involved in bitter conflicts with each other.Ukraine has vowed to keep its carbon emissions below 60 percent of 1990 levels in the lead-up to the climate talks and said it would go even further if peace was restored to the east of the country.
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