Russia Vows to Stop Ukrainian Bloodshed

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russia would do its utmost to stop the bloodshed in Ukraine, where government forces are fighting a pro-Russian rebellion in the east.

“We will do everything in our power so that this conflict is ended as soon as possible, so that the blood can stop flowing in Ukraine,” Putin said during a visit to the Crimea region, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine earlier this year.

Putin said Russians needed to mobilize for benefit of their country, but not for conflict with outside world.

“We must calmly, with dignity and effectively build up our country, not fence it off from the outside world,” Putin said during a visit to Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in March. “We need to consolidate and mobilize but not for war or any kind of confrontation … for hard work in the name of Russia.”

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

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Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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