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Yushchenko to Meet Putin in Effort to Mend Relations

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Yushchenko to Meet Putin in Effort to Mend Relations

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Newly inaugurated Ukrainian leader Viktor Yushchenko plans to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday. Putin had backed Yushchenko's rival in the bitter fight for the Ukrainian presidency. Yushchenko is expected to emphasize Ukraine's historic ties with its former colonial ruler, but some in Moscow are pessimistic.