June 24, 2014


Putin moves to lift Russian troop mandate over Ukraine (Kathrin Hille in Moscow and Roman Olearchyk in Kiev, 6/24/14, Financial Times)

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday asked parliament to cancel a mandate for sending troops to Ukraine, a symbolic gesture aimed at countering fears of a Russian invasion of the neighbouring country.

The move comes ahead of a European summit on Friday where western powers had threatened to introduce a fresh round of sanctions against Mr Putin for his inaction in halting the rebel attacks in the east of Ukraine.

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