Defiant Putin compares Ukraine's army to Nazis
August 30 , 2014
Rejecting accusations by the United States and Kiev that Russian troops had virtually invaded east Ukraine, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin hit back, alleging that the behavior of Ukrainian forces was like that of the Nazis.
A defiant Putin also hinted that the disputed Arctic region could be the next flashpoint for his standoff with western nations, and warned it was “best not to mess with us”.
The Russian president claimed Ukraine’s military was targeting residential areas, adding that Russians and Ukrainians were “practically one people”.