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Putin accuses the US of plotting war in Georgia

Vladimir PutinMoscow  - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused the United States of plotting this month's war in Georgia.

Putin told CNN the fighting was triggered by politicians in Washington in an attempt to give an advantage one of the competing US presidential candidates, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama.

The former president gave no evidence to support his statements, which he called "conjecture," but said the US action forced Russia's hand.

Putin says Russia should restore alliance with Cuba

Putin says Russia should restore alliance with CubaMoscow  - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday that Russia should restore Soviet-era alliances with Cuba, news agencies reported.

"We need to rebuild position in Cuba and other countries," Putin said during a meeting with his deputy Igor Sechin on his return from talks in Havana.

The head of Russia's federal security services Nikolai Patrushev was also part of the delegation seeking to extend trade and military cooperation.

Russian prime minister urges end to Czech oil delivery problems

Valdmir Putin Moscow - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called Monday for an end to the problems that have seen a drastic cut in the delivery of oil to the Czech Republic.

The Czech government has criticized a sudden reduction in the flow at the beginning of the month. Prague officials have raised the possibility of a link to the signing of a deal with the United States on a missile defence system.

"I call on you to ensure that disruptions do not occur," Putin told Russian oil officials and oil suppliers, according to a report by the Interfax news agency.

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Putin submits cabinet list to president

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