Ukraine says Moscow corridor move shows Kremlin control of separatists

by Reuters
Friday, 29 August 2014 06:59 GMT

KIEV, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The Ukrainian military said on Friday that a call by Russian President Vladimir Putin for a 'humanitarian corridor' to be set up to allow Ukrainian troops to withdraw showed that the separatists were under the direct control of the Kremlin.

Putin's call, the Kiev military said in a statement, testified to only one thing - "these people (the separatists) are led and controlled directly from the Kremlin."

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing By Richard Balmforth)

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