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    Putin's 2015 Annual Year-End Press Conference (41)
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    Vladimir Putin said that Russia tried maintaining its economic relations with Ukraine.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russia tried maintaining its economic relations with Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

    "We strove to maintain our economic relations with Ukraine. Ukraine is a member of the CIS free trade zone, there are mutual preferences, zero tariffs… Ukraine is unilateral exiting this system and joining all European rules," Putin told reporters.

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

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