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Exclusive: Putin Halts All Talks With White House
Daily Beast ^ | 4/25/14 | Josh Rogin

Posted on 04/25/2014 12:58:14 PM PDT by Nachum

As new U.S. sanctions against Russia loom, the Kremlin has shut down—at least for now—intensive 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 Moscow’s 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 Kremlin’s 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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: halts; momjeans; obama; obamaputin; obamaukraine; putin; putinukraine; russia; talks; ukraine; ukrainecrisis; white
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1 posted on 04/25/2014 12:58:14 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 04/25/2014 12:58:53 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Well, after all, there are plenty of adult, responsible people he can spend his time talking to instead.


3 posted on 04/25/2014 1:01:39 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Nachum
This is what happens when the Alinskyite clowns in the White House try to pick freeze, personalize, and polarize the leader of a belligerent foreign country.

These idiots think everything can be reduced to a political campaign.

4 posted on 04/25/2014 1:04:50 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Nachum

Obama has him real scared. He is shaking in his boots.

(Sarcasm)


5 posted on 04/25/2014 1:05:05 PM PDT by ZULU (STOP JEB BUSH!!!! NO MORE BUSHES!! US OUT OF THE UN AND UN OUT OF US!!)
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To: Nachum

Putin’s sides are hurting from the Laughing


6 posted on 04/25/2014 1:06:44 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Nachum
Putin Halts All Talks With White House

Despite our differences on many subjects Mr. Putin and I have that in common.

7 posted on 04/25/2014 1:07:54 PM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: skeeter

> These idiots think everything can be reduced to a political campaign.

They’re a bunch of 3 chord song makers.


8 posted on 04/25/2014 1:08:12 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Nachum

Straw polls show Alaska voting for Putin over Obama for the lower tax rates.

Putie is playing a strong hand these days....


9 posted on 04/25/2014 1:08:54 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Nachum

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!


10 posted on 04/25/2014 1:08:56 PM PDT by kidd
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To: Nachum

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...

Russia Repeatedly Warned US About Muslim Boston Bomber

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.

11 posted on 04/25/2014 1:09:10 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Nachum

I envy his ability to do so. I wish WE could shut him off also.


12 posted on 04/25/2014 1:10:24 PM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: Nachum

In retaliation, Obama will be cancelling Amazon Prime membership for several Russian diplomats.


13 posted on 04/25/2014 1:14:40 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Nachum

Bond movies can add a new villain, Obama


14 posted on 04/25/2014 1:14:48 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: molson209
And now Putin has obviously grown tired of Obama and his childishness.
15 posted on 04/25/2014 1:15:26 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: CrappieLuck
I envy his ability to do so. I wish WE could shut him off also.

*sigh* me too.

16 posted on 04/25/2014 1:18:05 PM PDT by null and void ( They don’t think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: Nachum
Honestly, in one respect I don't blame the Russians here.

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.

17 posted on 04/25/2014 1:18:35 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Nachum

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.
Strike One.
Obama & Clinton tried the ‘Reset’ (’Overcharge’-doesn’t anybody know Russian?) and it led to Crimea.
Strike two.


18 posted on 04/25/2014 1:23:36 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: Nachum

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.


19 posted on 04/25/2014 1:26:08 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: SoFloFreeper
but OBAMA BLEW IT.

I hear he does that to all strong guys

20 posted on 04/25/2014 1:28:42 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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