Skip to comments.Exclusive: Putin Halts All Talks With White House
Posted on 04/25/2014 12:58:14 PM PDT by Nachum
As new U.S. sanctions against Russia loom, the Kremlin has shut downat least for nowintensive high level communications between top U.S. and Russian officials.
Since the invasion of Crimea, President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have had regular phone calls in an often half-hearted attempt to deescalate the ongoing crisis inside Ukraine. But as the U.S. and EU prepare to unveil new sanctions against Russia, Putin has decided the interactions should stop. The Kremlin has ended high-level contact with the Obama administration, according to diplomatic officials and sources close to the Russian leadership. The move signals an end to the diplomacy, for now.
Putin will not talk to Obama under pressure, said Igor Yurgens, Chairman of the Institute for Contemporary Development, a prominent Moscow think tank, and a close associate of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. It does not mean forever.
Obama and Putin last spoke over the phone on April 14, a call that the White House said was initiated at Moscows request. Obama urged Putin in the call to end Kremlin support for armed, pro-Russian activists creating unrest in eastern Ukraine. Obama also warned that the U.S. would impose more costs on Russia if Putin continued his current course. According to the Kremlins readout of the call, Putin denied Russian interference in eastern Ukraine and said that such speculations are based on inaccurate information.
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Well, after all, there are plenty of adult, responsible people he can spend his time talking to instead.
These idiots think everything can be reduced to a political campaign.
Obama has him real scared. He is shaking in his boots.
Putin’s sides are hurting from the Laughing
Despite our differences on many subjects Mr. Putin and I have that in common.
> These idiots think everything can be reduced to a political campaign.
They’re a bunch of 3 chord song makers.
Straw polls show Alaska voting for Putin over Obama for the lower tax rates.
Putie is playing a strong hand these days....
Obama is going to start WWIII precisely because he has ZERO diplomatic experience. Or military experience. Or foreign relations experience.
If only we could somehow organize the Russian military into a community, then we’d have Putin licked!
Putin could have been an ally of the United States...but OBAMA BLEW IT.
And just a reminder to you liberals in New England who still, for some stupid reason, approve of Obama...
That's right. Think about that when you're singing the praises of liberal politicians like Elizabeth Warren, John Kerry, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama.
I envy his ability to do so. I wish WE could shut him off also.
In retaliation, Obama will be cancelling Amazon Prime membership for several Russian diplomats.
Bond movies can add a new villain, Obama
*sigh* me too.
The US has progressed from the world's policeman to the world's busy-body neighbor...sticking our noses into things that are none of our business.
You’d think the ‘Progressives’ would have learned from GWB’s mistaken charm offense. The ‘I looked into his eyes’ bit didn’t work. It led to seizure of Georgian Territory.
Obama & Clinton tried the ‘Reset’ (’Overcharge’-doesn’t anybody know Russian?) and it led to Crimea.
Sounds as if the US under this cockamamie Administration has amateurishly wandered right up to the brink of war.
My hope is that FR folks use judicious and wise use of their words on FR, at least until we are past what appears to be coming.
I hear he does that to all strong guys
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