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  3/6/2014, Adar Bet 4, 5774

Former Ambassador: Putin is Taking Obama Seriously

Former Israeli ambassador to Russia, Zvi Magen, says that contrary to popular belief, Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking U.S. President Barack Obama seriously.

In a special interview with Arutz Sheva, Magen explained that Putin’s incursion into Ukraine was not done out of a sense of militancy but out of a sense of distress over the ouster of his close ally, Viktor Yanukovych. Putin, said Magen, views Ukraine as a very significant component of his empire, and as such, he is "fighting a losing war in full swing."