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President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, during a press conference of the EU-Russia summit in The Hague,  November 25. Putin defended his support for Vicktor Yanukovych, the declared winner of Ukraine's disputed election, but agreed with European Union leaders that a
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, during a press conference of the EU-Russia summit in The Hague, November 25. Putin defended his support for Vicktor Yanukovych, the declared winner of Ukraine's disputed election, but agreed with European Union leaders that a "peaceful approach" was needed to solve the country's political crisis. (AP Photo/Fred Ernst)