Putin Sends Mixed Message at Security Council Meeting

July 23, 2014 8:56 PM

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President Vladimir Putin appeared to take one step forward and two steps back Tuesday, appeasing the international community with promises of cooperation in the investigation of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 but blaming the West for interference in Ukraine and warning "outside forces" against orchestrating color revolutions.

Speaking at a meeting of Russia's Security Council — whose scheduling set observers on edge Monday when it was announced as a session devoted to Russia's "territorial integrity" — Putin stressed that Russia would "do everything in its power" to assist in the investigation into the tragedy that claim...

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