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 Obama: "Ukraine was governed by a corrupt ruler who was a stooge of Mr. Putin"

U.S. President Barack Obama called former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych corrupt ruler who was a stooge of Mr. Putin

He said this in an interview with CBS, Censor.NET reports.

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"When I came into office-- Ukraine was governed by a corrupt ruler who was a stooge of Mr. Putin," U.S. President said.

Earlier, Obama compared Putin's actions in Syria with the invasion in Ukraine, which was followed by international sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy. The U.S. president also said that the actions of President Vladimir Putin in Syria showed the weakness of Russia's position in the Middle East and the weakening of his position at home.

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