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This Day Live: Ukraine upset by Putin's 'rudeness' during visit

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July 15, 2012, 4:57 p.m. |

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych shake hands during their meeting prior a session of the Ukrainian-Russian state commission in the Livadia Palace, just outside in Yalta, in the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine, Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrei Mosienko, Ukraine Presidential Press Service)
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The visit of President Vladimir Putin to Ukraine, aimed at tightening ties with Russia's neighbour, appeared to have the opposite effect Friday as leading figures castigated him for "rudeness" in showing up four hours late.

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