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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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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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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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To: Nachum

Putin had better not push Obama too far. Obama probably has a crack team of Occupy activists ready to set up a drum circle in front of the Russian embassy on a minute’s notice. Asymmetrical warfare — think Putin is ready for that?


21 posted on 04/25/2014 1:39:43 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: sphinx

No no no, even worse, Obama is going to enroll Putin in ObamaCare.


22 posted on 04/25/2014 1:40:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum

When is Obama going to play the race card?


23 posted on 04/25/2014 1:42:55 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: FatherofFive

LOL!


24 posted on 04/25/2014 1:45:15 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: dfwgator

That would be a warcrime


25 posted on 04/25/2014 1:46:51 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: glorgau

Wait a minute. I LOVE AC/DC.
Oh yeah, that band, “Bam, Jerry, and the Holders”; I don’t like that group.


26 posted on 04/25/2014 1:46:55 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Nachum

Texas is about to do the same thing....
Texas reset.


27 posted on 04/25/2014 1:47:16 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
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28 posted on 04/25/2014 1:50:45 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: Nachum

Not that I’m a Romney fan but he was laughed at by the democrats and media when he suggested during the campaign that Russia was our biggest potential threat.


29 posted on 04/25/2014 1:56:27 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Nachum

Related. Part of this:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3148666/posts


30 posted on 04/25/2014 1:57:19 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Nachum

Dear Mr. Putin,

One Request.

If you decide to EMP us, please instead of detonating one Giant EMP device over Kansas, please instead detonate two smaller deivces, one between Washington D.C. and NYC, and the other Between LA and SanFranSicko.

Thanks.

Signed the Heartland.

P.S. I recommend not trying to invade us after doing this.

(the above post is dripping in sarcasm)


31 posted on 04/25/2014 1:58:04 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: kidd

The Bushies are no better because they have no strategy for victory, the GOPe containment policy is the same.

It was used in Iraq when the Iranians set IED’s in to kill our soliders in the Bush years.

NO RESPONSE TO IRAN OF A MILITARY NATURE, JUST THE STUPID TALKING THAT OBAMA HAS CONTINUED TO NOWHERE WHILE THEY DEVELOP NUCLEAR WEAPONS....


32 posted on 04/25/2014 2:06:23 PM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: liberalh8ter

Yes. Has anyone else at anytime simply hung up the phone on an American POTUS? I can’t think of any, even in wartime.


33 posted on 04/25/2014 2:13:15 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Mariner

If it were only that. We are not content to pry. We leave carnage.


34 posted on 04/25/2014 2:15:08 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Nachum

This is exactly what Republicans, if they really did care about America, should have done. With O and the media.


35 posted on 04/25/2014 2:19:47 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Nachum
No surprise here. Who wants to waste their time talking to a bunch of arrogant,elitist,sanctimonious buffoons.
36 posted on 04/25/2014 2:22:59 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: Nachum

37 posted on 04/25/2014 2:37:20 PM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: Rebelbase

I seem to remember this clever quote from Obama during one of the debates with Romney “Hello the 1980’s are calling and they want their foreign policy back”


38 posted on 04/25/2014 2:40:40 PM PDT by GWB00 (Barbara Streisand barely made it out of high school.)
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To: Nachum
president crayøn
             




(even a mocking slam on the traitør triggers the gag reflex)

39 posted on 04/25/2014 2:43:30 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Nachum

From what I have been seeing in Russian Media, Kerry’s “Faked Indignation!” speech yesterday REALLY pi***d off the Russians.


40 posted on 04/25/2014 2:57:47 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: mrsmith

The Russians got tired of talking about transgendered rights


41 posted on 04/25/2014 3:11:58 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

And being lectured on how Global Warming is the greatest threat to mankind.


42 posted on 04/25/2014 3:13:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: skeeter
Personally, I'm so mistrusting of all these people at this point that I would not be surprised if all of this is cover while Obama continues to work with Putin.
43 posted on 04/25/2014 3:15:49 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: liberalh8ter; All

“And now Putin has obviously grown tired of Obama and his childishness.”

Remember...
We have an Administration that thinks creating new Twitter hashtags is how you defeat the Russians.

It is all the Alinkyites know.
(And Alinsky was a “KGB Useful Idiot”. Go figure...)


44 posted on 04/25/2014 3:20:04 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Nachum

Just more evidence of all the friendships Obama has won the US after the terrible record of Bush diplomacy. /s


45 posted on 04/25/2014 3:26:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: Nachum

I would so love to know what Edward Snowden has provided Putin with to bring about this mockery of America, the once strongest power on this earth.

So now what? Putin has “hung up the phone” and can go about doing whatever he wants. President Scary Barry. What a sham.


46 posted on 04/25/2014 3:39:15 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: kidd
"Obama is going to start WWIII precisely because he has ZERO diplomatic experience. Or military experience. Or foreign relations experience."

Possibly ZERO allies as well, at least until he's gone and our traditional allies no longer have to watch their backs.
47 posted on 04/25/2014 3:45:30 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: skeeter
Bush called him "Pooty Poot" and had him scared to death when we kicked ass in Afghanistan and Iraq, making it look easy. Yeah, we botched the occupations, but that's another story.

Anyway, Obama calls him Master.

48 posted on 04/25/2014 3:51:59 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: Nachum

"H-he-hello, Vladimir? I'm holding the phone like you told me! He-hello?"



49 posted on 04/25/2014 3:52:42 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: tcrlaf
And Alinsky was a “KGB Useful Idiot”. Go figure...)

I don't think Alinsky was an idiot. He was part of the operation. However, Obama was and remains one of the useful idiots, a true believer.

50 posted on 04/25/2014 3:53:45 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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