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    Putin's 2015 Annual Year-End Press Conference (41)

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow is not intending to introduce any kind of sanctions against Ukraine.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Though suspending its free trade zone with Ukraine from January 1, Russia will not introduce any sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

    "We are not intending to introduce any kind of sanctions against Ukraine. I want this to be heard," Putin told reporters.

    "Ukraine cannot be granted worse conditions than any of our other outside partners, but of course Ukraine will no longer have any privileges or preferences in its trade with Russia from January 1, 2016," he added.

    Putin's 2015 Annual Year-End Press Conference (41)


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