Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said that Russian President Vladimir Putin comments on establishing peace in Ukraine are an attempt to avoid new Western sanctions.
Yatsenyuk said Putin's real plan is to destroy Ukraine and restore the Soviet Union. He added that Russia has ignored or broken all previous peace deals, saying the only solution is for Moscow to pull all its forces from Ukraine.
Were the Russians -as Barack Obama claims - weighed down by sanctions, or where the Ukrainians looking to cut their losses?
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