Russian Sanctions Tactics in Ukraine Don't Fool G-7, Japan Says

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Russian actions to cool hostilities in eastern Ukraine are designed to win a rollback of international sanctions, and won’t achieve that goal unless President Vladimir Putin also helps fulfill a pact to end to the war, Japan’s ambassador to Kiev said.

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