‘Only the West can solve Ukraine crisis,’ says Putin

Despite ongoing tensions between Russia and the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country is “open to the world.” He added, however, that only the West could “solve” the Ukraine crisis.

Speaking on Friday at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Putin told attendees that Russia was “not the first” to start the crisis in Ukraine and blamed the US for “igniting it.”

Once a political decision is found, there will be no weapons in eastern Ukraine,” Putin said.
Ties between Russia and the West have been strained by the crisis in Ukraine since early 2014, following the annexation of Crimea. The relationship between Moscow and Washington is at its worst level since the end of the Cold War.
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