One week after pro-Russian separatists shot down a civilian jetliner flying over Ukraine, Hillary Clinton said that the Obama administration's policy toward Russia was a success.

Clinton, who as secretary of state was the lead diplomat promoting the so-called reset, called the policy a "brilliant stroke" during an interview with the BBC in June.

Update: CNN has more on Clinton's comments:

"What I think I demonstrate in the book, is that the reset worked," Clinton told guest host John Harwood on NPR's “On Point” on Thursday during a conversation about her new memoir, "Hard Choices." "It was an effort to try to obtain Russian cooperation on some key objectives while (Dmitry) Medvedev was president."

Clinton later said the reset "succeeded" and was meant to be "a device to try to refocus attention on the transactional efforts that we needed to get done with the Russians."

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