Putin to leave G20 summit early: Russian delegate 

Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends the opening ceremony of the G20 Summit in Brisbane, on November 15, 2014Vladimir Putin intends to cut short his attendance at the Group of 20 summit in Brisbane on Sunday, a Russian source said as the strongman faces intense pressure from the West over Ukraine. “The programme of the second day (for Putin) is changing, it’s being cut short,” a source in the Russian delegation told AFP on condition of anonymity. The source denied that Putin was bowing out under pressure from top Western leaders, who accused him of “bullying” ex-Soviet Ukraine. He denied that pressure from Western leaders, who have threatened Russia with more sanctions if fighting in eastern Ukraine intensifies, forced Putin to change plans.

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