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Russia: 'EU states failed to stop Ukraine coup despite deal' - Putin01:52

Russia: 'EU states failed to stop Ukraine coup despite deal' - Putin

Russian Federation, Vladivostok
November 17, 2014 at 15:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that a diplomatic failure by three European states helped precipitate a coup in Ukraine that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. Putin made the comments during an interview in Vladivostok before he flew to Australia for the G20.

Putin stressed that France, Poland and Germany could have done more to ensure stability in Ukraine. The three countries signed documents as guarantors of a deal between the opposition and Yanukovych, which stated that an exclusively political course would be charted following anti-government protests. However, the very next day the Presidential Administration and other government buildings were seized and the administration ousted.

Putin labelled the attitude of Berlin, Paris, and Warsaw “absolutely wrong and counterproductive.”

Russia: 'EU states failed to stop Ukraine coup despite deal' - Putin01:52
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said that a diplomatic failure by three European states helped precipitate a coup in Ukraine that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. Putin made the comments during an interview in Vladivostok before he flew to Australia for the G20.

Putin stressed that France, Poland and Germany could have done more to ensure stability in Ukraine. The three countries signed documents as guarantors of a deal between the opposition and Yanukovych, which stated that an exclusively political course would be charted following anti-government protests. However, the very next day the Presidential Administration and other government buildings were seized and the administration ousted.

Putin labelled the attitude of Berlin, Paris, and Warsaw “absolutely wrong and counterproductive.”