Putin calls on Ukrainian army to 'take power' into own hands
Annual Direct Line with Vladimir Putin in Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual "Direct Line with Vladimir Putin" live call-in show. - -/Kremlin/dpa

Russian president Vladimir Putin has called on the Ukrainian army to overthrow its own government in a video address in which he also called the Ukrainian leadership "drug addicts" and "neo-Nazis". It is the latest in a series of increasingly bizarre statements from the Russian leader, says France 24's Moscow correspondent Nick Holdsworth.

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