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Russia's Putin Hopeful Solution to Ukraine Crisis Can Be Found

A woman walks in front of her damaged house, which according to locals was hit by shelling on Wednesday, the village of Sakhanka in Donetsk region.

UFA, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that there were more chances for Ukraine crisis to be successfully resolved rather than for it to fail.

He also said efforts to resolve the crisis have been hindered by Kiev's reluctance to directly negotiate with the rebels in east Ukraine

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