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  8/29/2014, Elul 3, 5774

Putin: Separatists Thwarted the Ukrainian Operation

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that the "separatist forces achieved success in thwarting the Ukrainian military operation, which severely endangered the population of Eastern Ukraine and led to loss of many civilian lives."

Putin called on the separatist forces to allow humanitarian assistance to Ukrainian soldiers who had surrendered.