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Putin says Western sanctions aimed at disrupting Ukraine peace process

Reuters , Friday 12 Sep 2014
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Russian President Vladimir Putin waves after a wreath laying ceremony at the monument to Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (Photo: AP)
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President Vladimir Putin said on Friday new Western sanctions against Russia were intended to disrupt peace efforts in eastern Ukraine and that Moscow was considering retaliatory measures.

Speaking to journalists after a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation security bloc in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, Putin said the sanctions looked "a bit strange" in view of the peace drive including a ceasefire.

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