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Chilly reception expected for Putin at G20 summit

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 01:12

A showdown between Western leaders and Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely at the G20 summit in Australia, following fresh reports of Russian troops pouring into eastern Ukraine. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Brisbane where he's likely to meet a storm of criticism. Australia's G20 summit is expected to produce a showdown between Western leaders and Putin, following new reports of Russian troops pouring into eastern Ukraine. After several months of fighting, a ceasefire is supposed to be in effect. But Kiev says Russia is sending soldiers and weapons to help separatist rebels in the east launch a NEW offensive. Putin denies the accusations and in interview with Russian journalists, blasted the U.S. and European Union -- saying the sanctions they've imposed on Russia have harmed the global economy. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT, VLADIMIR PUTIN, SAYING (AUDIO STARTS OVER SHOT OF REPORTER LISTENING): "...It undermines the whole system of international economic relations. But I really hope and I am coming from the conviction that finally an understanding will be reached and all of this will be left in the past." It's a position that the west will challenge at the G20 meeting. In tropical Australia, analysts say Putin is likely to meet a chilly reception.

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Chilly reception expected for Putin at G20 summit

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 01:12