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Ukraine’s people deprived of chances to form government reflecting their interests — Putin

Representatives of the Ukrainian opposition "are not allowed to lift their head, some are literally killed in the street, others are isolated"

SOCHI, October 21./TASS/. The current political situation in Ukraine deprives the Ukrainian people of the possibility to legally form the government that would reflect their interests, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club on Thursday.

Representatives of the Ukrainian opposition "are not allowed to lift their head, some are literally killed in the street, others are isolated," he went on to say. "You get the impression that the Ukrainian people are not allowed and won’t be allowed to form in a legal way the governing institutions that would directly meet their interests," he said.