NATO Points Finger at Putin for Nemtsov's Murder

March 6, 2015 8:50 AM

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Vladimir Putin is seeking to turn Ukraine into a failed state while silencing dissent at home, a top NATO official said Thursday, suggesting the Russian President was ultimately responsible for the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

"President Putin's aim seems to be to turn Ukraine into a failed state and to suppress and discredit alternative voices in Russia," NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow said.

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