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Putin sows EU division using cash and charm

He is courting countries such as Cyprus, Greece, Hungary and Czech Republic

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Mr Anastasiades meeting Mr Putin at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on Feb 25 this year.

Nicosia, Cyprus

WHEN Cyprus seized hundreds of millions of dollars from bank depositors, many of them Russians, as part of an internationally brokered deal two years ago to rescue its collapsing financial system, the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, denounced the move as "dangerous" and "