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Putin plans to leave G20 early amid tensions

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 01:08

After Western leaders blasted Moscow for its role in the Ukrainian crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to leave the G20 summit early, according to a member of his delegation. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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There have been handshakes and a family photo... but the reception for Russian President Vladimir Putin has been less than amicable. According to a member of his delegation, Putin plans to leave the G20 summit early, after Western leaders blasted Moscow for the crisis in Ukraine and threatened more sanctions. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is quoted telling Putin, "I guess I'll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine." The conflict in the east has claimed more than 4,000 lives. And a fragile ceasefire is dangling by a thread. Yet Russia denies it's involved in a recent escalation of military activity in Ukraine. But it's certainly the topic of conversation... In a one-on-one meeting between Putin and British Prime Minister David Cameron, the conflict in Ukraine was the only matter discussed. A Russian official says the reason Putin plans to leave the summit early is because he needs to attend meetings in his own country.

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Putin plans to leave G20 early amid tensions

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 01:08