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Putin: Ukraine Started Shooting to Extort More Cash, Strong-arm Trump (Video)

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Russian president Vladimir Putin, speaking today from Budapest where he is meeting with Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban, condemned the re-ignition of hostilities by Ukraine centered on the Donbass village of Avdeevka. 

Putin stated publicly what many observers consider obvious - that the coup government is on its last legs and is trying to wring one last bit of desperately needed financing out of the Europeans.

The extremist regime, having thrown its full weight behind Hillary Clinton for president, is also trying to shore up sympathy with President Trump. But to no avail. 

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