Reuters: Putin vows to protect ethnic Russians abroad after Ukraine truce expires

Jul. 01, 2014 15:22
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A man holds a banner near the Presidential Administration building in Kyiv on June 29. It reads: "We are talking - they are killing!"
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 MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin said on June 1, after Kiev renewed military operations against pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine, that Moscow would continue to defend the interests of ethnic Russians abroad.

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