Russia can't be blackmailed by West over Ukraine, Putin warns Obama

October 16, 2014 1:45 AM

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London: It's futile for the US and its allies to "blackmail" Russia over the Ukraine crisis, President Vladimir Putin said in a newspaper interview.

Russia's partners should remember the risks involved in disputes between nuclear powers, Mr Putin said. He accused Barack Obama of adopting a "hostile" approach in naming Russia as a threat to the world in the US president's speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 24.

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