Putin Calls For Eastern Ukraine 'Statehood' Talks (8)

Radio Free Europe 2014.08.31 16:44
Russian President Vladimir Putin said talks on ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine must discuss statehood for the region. In an interview with Russia's TV Channel One aired on August 31, Putin said: "We need to immediately begin substantive talks...on questions of the political organization of society and statehood for southeastern Ukraine with the goal of protecting the lawful interests of the people who live there."
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