Russian President Vladimir Putin says Ukraine is controlled by Western leaders
02 July 2021 | 11:07 am
Russian President Vladimir Putin questions the point of meeting with Ukraine's leader, claiming Volodymyr Zelensky's country is effectively run by leaders in Washington and European capitals.
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