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Ukraine PM says Putin trying to wreck election

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk (L, front) talks to Donetsk region Governor Serhiy Taruta (R, front) during a meeting in Donetsk, April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kravchenko/Pool

KIEV: Ukraine's prime minister on Thursday accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of trying to sabotage the country's upcoming presidential election and said Moscow was responsible for deaths in recent clashes in eastern Ukraine.

"Russia is playing only one game: further aggravation, further provocation, because the task, that Putin today officially announced, is to wreck the presidential election on May 25," Arseny Yatseniuk told journalists in Kiev.

Putin on Thursday said Ukraine's presidential election campaign was being conducted in an unacceptable manner and Russia would not view its results as legitimate if the race continued in the same manner.

 

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