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Putin: U.S. hindering truce efforts in South Ossetia
By News Agencies
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin criticized the United States on Monday, saying it had displayed a cynical Cold War mentality by supporting Georgia in the conflict over South Ossetia.
The world's seven largest economic powers, meanwhile, urged Russia on Monday to accept an immediate cease-fire with Georgia and agree to international mediation over a growing crisis that is verging on all-out war in the former Soviet republic's separatist areas.
Putin, shown on state television speaking to officials, said the West had manipulated the truth about the war to present the Georgians as the victims rather than the aggressors.