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Topic - Yury Ushakov
President Obama used the backdrop of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday to renew calls for the U.S. to reduce its stockpile of nuclear warheads, but the modest disarmament push underscores just how much has changed for a man who five years ago drew 200,000 people for a similar speech in heart of the German capital.
"The situation now is not like in the 1960s and 1970s," he said. "We need to look more broadly ... and increase the circle of participants in possible contacts on this matter."
One of Mr. Putin's key foreign policy advisers, Yury Ushakov, later said nuclear negotiations should no longer include only the U.S. and its former Cold War superpower rival.