Friday, March 7, 2014

Putin brushes aside Obama's warnings as US moves to counter Russia

Putin brushes aside Obama's warnings as US moves to counter Russia | Fox NewsRussian President Vladimir Putin defended the country's moves in Ukraine as being consistent with international law during a phone call with President Obama, escalating a high-stakes standoff over Moscow's military incursion into Crimea.
President Obama and Putin spoke for an hour by phone Thursday as the administration moved on several fronts to counter Russia's aggression in the Crimean peninsula.
A statement published on the Kremlin website early Friday said that during the call, Vladimir Putin condemned the newly formed Kiev government as the result of an "anti-constitutional coup" and said Russia was "unable to ignore" requests for protection from the region.
Putin stressed the importance of Russian-American relations, and said he hoped they would not become "a victim of disagreement" on certain issues. ...
Poor Russian-American relations are a victim of Obama's incompetence.




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