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Putin Admits to Aggression in Ukraine but Leaves Loopholes for More

27 Jun 2014 9:24 AM | Anonymous

Even as Vladimir Putin is being praised by some for having the Russian parliament rescind its authorization for the use of force in Ukraine, the Kremlin leader has admitted that he has done just that, left himself a variety of loopholes to do more, and promised to continue to “defend” ethnic Russians and others in Ukraine and elsewhere. Speaking in Vienna on Tuesday, Putin said that he would “not conceal” the fact that Moscow “used our armed forces in order to guarantee the freedom of the expression of the will of Crimeans” and to “block certain armed formations of the Ukrainian army,” his clearest acknowledgement yet of what preceded the Anschluss of Crimea.   Window on Eurasia.   Read More

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