Putin accuses U. S. of alienating Russia

(AGI) Moscow, July 1 - Vladimir Putin has accused the UnitedStates of trying to alienate Russia from the global stage and,referring to the Ukrainian crisis, tried to create a riftbetween Washington and allies in Europe, which Putin describedas Russia's "natural partner" in spite of sanctions beingstudied. At a meeting with Russian ambassadors, Putin said,"Allow me to emphasise how events in Ukraine are the sum ofnegative trends in global business that have been accumulatingfor years." . .

(AGI) Moscow, July 1 - Vladimir Putin has accused the UnitedStates of trying to alienate Russia from the global stage and,referring to the Ukrainian crisis, tried to create a riftbetween Washington and allies in Europe, which Putin describedas Russia's "natural partner" in spite of sanctions beingstudied. At a meeting with Russian ambassadors, Putin said,"Allow me to emphasise how events in Ukraine are the sum ofnegative trends in global business that have been accumulatingfor years." . .