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Russia's Putin Adds Conditions For New Climate Deal


Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

MOSCOW (Reuters) -- Russia will only support a new global climate deal if all major industrialized nations sign up to it and if the capacity of Russia's giant forests are taken into account, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said.

Putin said the capacity of Russia's forests to balance carbon-dioxide emissions would have to be taken into account for any global deal to replace the Kyoto Protocol.
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