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What Putin has said is that the Ukrainian parliament is legitimate, but that Yanukovich remains the legitimate president. Which means that his ministers has contact with Ukrainian ministers, while Putin has no direct contact as there is no elected president in Kiev.
Puting is a first-rate troll.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Mar 17th, 2014 at 08:19:17 AM EST
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