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Ukraine president says Russia has 'brutal plans' for his country

Published on Apr 15, 2014 3:37 PM
 
Olexander Turchynov, speaker of the Ukrainian parliament and interim Ukrainian president (center) answers questions during an exlusive interview in Kiev on March 11, 2014. Ukraine's acting president accused Russia on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, of harbouring "brutal plans" to destabilise the south-east of his ex-Soviet country by backing separatist militants. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

KIEV (AFP) - Ukraine's acting president accused Russia on Tuesday of harbouring "brutal plans" to destabilise the south-east of his ex-Soviet country by backing separatist militants.

"Russia had and continues to have brutal plans," Oleksandr Turchynov told a session of parliament. "They want to set fire not only to the Donetsk region but to the entire south and east - from Kharkiv to the Odessa region."

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