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By Mario TrujilloHillary Clinton on Wednesday pulled back from comparing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine to those of Hitler.She said comments made the night before at a private event were meant only to bring "a little historical perspective" to Russia’s claim that it entered the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine in order to protect ethnic-Russians. "That is reminiscent of claims that were made back in the 1930s, when Germany under the Nazis, kept talking about how they had to protect German minorities in Poland and Czechoslovakia and elsewhere throughout Europe,” she said. “So I just want everybody to have a little historic perspective. I am not making a comparison, but I am recommending that we can perhaps learn form this tactic that has been used before.”During a talk at UCLA Wednesday, Clinton called Putin a “tough guy with a thin skin” and described his attempt to “re-Sovietize” the region as “squandering the potential” for a great nation. She emphasized support for the administration’s call on Russia to refrain from using force and complimented the administration’s diplomacy on the issue. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/200039-hillary-walks-about-putin-hitler-comparison