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Published: Friday April 25, 2014 MYT 6:05:14 PM
Updated: Friday April 25, 2014 MYT 6:06:36 PM

Putin warns break with Russia would hit Ukraine defence sector

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine on Friday that any break in cooperation with Moscow could be "critical" for the Ukrainian defence industry, Interfax news agency reported.

Putin also told a state meeting on Russia's defence industry that Moscow should boost the production of anti-missile and anti-aircraft systems it exports, including the S-300, RIA said.

(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska and Vladimir Soldatkin, editing by Nigel Stephenson)

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