Russia's Putin urges "equal" dialogue between Kiev, rivals in east

by Reuters
Thursday, 8 May 2014 10:29 GMT

MOSCOW, May 8 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the Ukrainian crisis was an effect of "irresponsible politics" and that an equal dialogue between Kiev and separatists in the south-east of the country was key to easing tensions.

"The example of our neighbour, our brotherly Ukraine, vividly shows that irresponsible politics cause multiple troubles and losses," Putin said at the Kremlin.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, Writing by Gabriela Baczynska, editing Thomas Grove)

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