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BBC News - Ukraine crisis: Khodorkovsky warns on Russia sanctions

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http://www.bbc.com - Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has warned against further sanctions on Moscow for its role in Ukraine's current crisis.

In an interview with the BBC, he said Europe risked playing into the hands of nationalists trying to isolate Russia.

Instead, he urged EU leaders to help Ukraine become more stable, saying this could encourage change in Russia.

Mr Khodorkovsky was Russia's richest businessman until he fell out with the Kremlin and spent 10 years in prison.

He has taken a keen interest in the crisis in Ukraine since being released and sent into exile abroad at the end of last year.

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