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Russia’s former foreign minister on Putin’s motivations

Clip: 05/05/2014 | 9m 30s

Russian President Vladimir Putin has evoked Ukraine’s Soviet past as a way of justifying the annexation of Crimea, and to appeal to many Ukrainians. Putin has argued that post-Cold War expansion of NATO has provoked Moscow. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner talks to Andrey Kozyrev, Russia’s first foreign minister after the fall of the Soviet Union, for insight into the conflict.

Aired: 05/05/14

Rating: NR

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