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Putin signals he will work with Ukraine leader, but blasts U.S.

25 May 2014 10:19 AM | Anonymous
President Vladimir Putin appeared to hold out an olive branch on Friday by suggesting he will work with whomever is elected Ukraine's next president and calling for better ties with the West. But at the same time he fiercely criticized U.S. foreign and economic policy. In a speech to foreign and Russian businessmen at Russia's answer to the Davos World Economic Forum on the shores of its elegant former imperial capital, Putin acknowledged that U.S. and European Union sanctions were hurting the country's economy. "We are not planning any self-isolation," Putin said, proposing dialogue and cooperation to show that Russia is open for business and, perhaps, to head off more sanctions.    REUTERS. Read More 
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