Putin Calls on Both Sides to Halt Force

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putin3In addition to his gigs as bear hunter and Siberian ice fisher, Russian premiere Vladimir Putin is attempting to play the role of peacemaker. On Shabbos, the Kremlin said in a statement that Putin “calls on the opposing sides to halt any military activities and sit down at the negotiating table.”

Putin also supported Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko’s decision for a unilateral ceasefire. The peace-promoting gesture contrasted Putin’s previous order Shabbos to put troops in central Russia on “full combat alert.” That announcement was made just 13 hours after Poroshenko declared Ukraine’s week-long ceasefire. Read more.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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