Friday, December 18, 2015

Putin: Russia did have people in Ukraine doing 'certain military tasks' - Reuters

... Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia did have personnel in eastern Ukraine who were carrying out certain military tasks but denied Moscow had deployed regular troops there.
"We never said there were no people there who were carrying out certain tasks including in the military sphere," Putin told an annual news conference.
"But that does not mean there are Russian (regular) troops there, feel the difference."...

bth: figuring that Putin doesn't make statements like this without a reason I wonder what it is and why now?

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