March 8, 2015 / 11:09 AM / 3 years ago

No sign Putin has changed strategy on Ukraine: UK foreign minister

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday he had detected no change in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strategic intentions towards Ukraine, despite a reduction in violence following the Minsk ceasefire agreement.

Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond speaks during news conference after his meeting with Polish counterpart Grzegorz Schetyna (not pictured) at the Foreign Ministry in Warsaw March 6, 2015. REUTERS/Kacper Pempell

“There has been a reduction in violence since the new agreement was signed but I don’t detect that Mr Putin’s strategic intentions have changed,” he said in an interview on BBC television. “This is just a question now about what tools he uses to achieve those objectives.”

Reporting by William James; editing by Jason Neely

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