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Hillary Clinton Calls Putin 'A Tough Guy With Thin Skin'

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March 05, 2014 AT 12:16 PM
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “tough guy with a thin skin” and said he is “squandering the potential” of Russia with his aggressive posture in Ukraine. During a speech at UCLA Clinton reiterated statements made while Secretary of State that Putin's "goal is to re-Sovietize Russia’s periphery, but in the process he is squandering the potential of such a great nation, the nation of Russia, and threatening instability and even the peace of Europe.” Adding that she supports, "the administration’s call for Russia to respect its obligations and to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine.”