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Vladimir Putin Threatens To Use Ukrainians As Human Shields

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (credit: YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (credit: YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Dick Morris acquired and broadcast on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT a threat from Russian President Vladimir Putin to use Ukrainian women and children as human shields if a military conflict develops between the two countries out of the current crisis currently unfolding in Ukraine’s Crimea region.

The brief video, which aired on Russian television, appears to show Putin responding to a reporter’s question.

His translated statement reads, “We don’t want to do it, but we will, we will do it only in order to protect Ukrainian citizens. We will put their women and children in front of our troops, not behind, but in front and we will be hiding our solders behind them. I dare any Ukrainian commander to give an order to shoot at such crowd.”

“Clearly he threatened to use human shields to protect Russian troops,” Morris said before airing the audio in the original Russian, “I don’t know why this isn’t the lead story all over the United States.”

Listen to the segment in this CBS Philly podcast:

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