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03/21/2011 08:32 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Putin: Libya Intervention Is like 'Crusades'


VOTKINSK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday likened the U.N. Security Council resolution supporting military action in Libya to medieval calls for crusades.

"The resolution is defective and flawed," Putin told workers at a Russian ballistic missile factory. "It allows everything. It resembles medieval calls for crusades."

(Reporting by Gleb Bryanski; editing by Steve Gutterman)

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