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Vladimir Putin calls for talks on statehood for eastern Ukraine

Aug 31, 2014    

Moscow President Vladimir Putin today dramatically raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict bycalling for the first time for statehood to be considered for the restive east of the former Soviet state."We need to immediately begin substantive talks... on questions of the political organisation of society and statehood for southeastern Ukraine with the goal of protecting the lawful interests of the people who live there," Putin was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies on a TV show broadcast in the far east of the country.Russia has previously only called for greater rights under ...

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