MOSCOW (AP) The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s marathon call-in TV show (all times local): 4:15 p.m. President Vladimir Putin says U.S. President Barack Obama has shown courage by saying that the failed aftermath of the 2011 intervention in Libya was the worst mistake of his presidency. Obama, in an appearance on ”Fox News Sunday,” said his biggest mistake was ”probably failing to plan for the day after what I think was the right thing to do in intervening in Libya.” Putin, speaking Thursday in a marathon call-in TV show, said Obama has shown his courage by making the statement, adding that ”only a very strong man could do that.” Putin said that the U.S. nearly made a similar mistake in Syria, but added that Moscow and Washington have cooperated in trying to settle the crisis. The U.S.- and Russian-brokered cease-fire in Syria has helped reduce hostilities. — 3:20 p.m. President Vladimir Putin says Russia would welcome the deployment of armed OSCE monitors to eastern Ukraine to help ensure the complete cessation of hostilities. Speaking during Thursday’s marathon TV call-in show, Putin says he agrees with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s proposal to increase the number of observers from the… Read full this story
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