Putin set to embrace closer ties between EU and Ukraine (12)

EuroNews 2014.02.14 19:39
Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Germany's visiting foreign minister that he would welcome closer economic ties between the European Union and Ukraine. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met Putin and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow. Putin's reported remarks appear to contradict Lavrov's earlier comment accusing the EU of looking to create a "sphere of infuence".
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