Thu., April 17, 2014 4:30pm (EDT)

On Russian Call-in Show, Putin Maintains Hard Line Against West
By Corey Flintoff
Updated: 3 months ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes he won't have to move troops into Ukraine to protect the local Russian-speaking population, but he reserves the right to do so. He made the comments on a televised call-in show.

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