Skip to comments.Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Putin
Posted on 03/01/2014 3:20:51 PM PST by kristinn
President Obama spoke for 90 minutes this afternoon with President Putin of Russia about the situation in Ukraine. President Obama expressed his deep concern over Russias clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity, which is a breach of international law, including Russias obligations under the UN Charter, and of its 1997 military basing agreement with Ukraine, and which is inconsistent with the 1994 Budapest Memorandum and the Helsinki Final Act. The United States condemns Russias military intervention into Ukrainian territory.
The United States calls on Russia to de-escalate tensions by withdrawing its forces back to bases in Crimea and to refrain from any interference elsewhere in Ukraine. We have consistently said that we recognize Russias deep historic and cultural ties to Ukraine and the need to protect the rights of ethnic Russian and minority populations within Ukraine. The Ukrainian government has made clear its commitment to protect the rights of all Ukrainians and to abide by Ukraines international commitments, and we will continue to urge them to do so.
President Obama told President Putin that, if Russia has concerns about the treatment of ethnic Russian and minority populations in Ukraine, the appropriate way to address them is peacefully through direct engagement with the government of Ukraine and through the dispatch of international observers under the auspices of the United Nations Security Council or the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). As a member of both organizations, Russia would be able to participate. President Obama urged an immediate effort to initiate a dialogue between Russia and the Ukrainian government, with international facilitation, as appropriate. The United States is prepared to participate.
President Obama made clear that Russias continued violation of Ukraines sovereignty and territorial integrity would negatively impact Russias standing in the international community. In the coming hours and days, the United States will urgently consult with allies and partners in the UN Security Council, the North Atlantic Council, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and with the signatories of the Budapest Memorandum. The United States will suspend upcoming participation in preparatory meetings for the G-8. Going forward, Russias continued violation of international law will lead to greater political and economic isolation.
The people of Ukraine have the right to determine their own future. President Obama has directed his Administration to continue working urgently with international partners to provide support for the Ukrainian government, including urgent technical and financial assistance. Going forward, we will continue consulting closely with allies and partners, the Ukrainian government and the International Monetary Fund, to provide the new government with significant assistance to secure financial stability, to support needed reforms, to allow Ukraine to conduct successful elections, and to support Ukraine as it pursues a democratic future.
If Obama called me, I’d just leave the phone on the desk and make some coco
You are probably right, but one of the problems here is assuming Putin continued to participate in the call at all. I think Obama is one of those people who inspires others to lay down the receiver, check the refrigerator, walk the dog, go whizz, or just step away and stretch for a while at the beginning of a call.
Putin was probably laughing hard, in between taunting and ridiculing. They can’t include that.
I am sure Putin was putting the phone down and laughing his arse off...
Just kicking him out even by vote (because we said so) is not the method of impeachment according to their own constitution.
I think in between laughing put the phone down then laughing again put the phone down laughing again LOL!
He wondering man Americans have sense of humor who knew
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Putin: “You called me. Do you have anything to say because I have real people to talk to.”
Obama: “Uhhh... let me put you through to my supervisor”
Putin: “..... hello again, you Iranian b****”
Putin ask Obama if he wanted it in his mouth or his backside.
It started off with
“Uh Vlad, about the flexibility I mentioned before.....and Putin finished the conversation”.
The picture of BO ‘standing in the manly gesture of his hip out of joint and the right hand defiantly placed on his waist’ is sure to scare the ‘bejeezus’ out of Putin...
ALSO, some one must have told him to keep his feet off OUR f’n furniture.
The clean desk is yet another example of
“A CLEAN DESK IS THE TRUE SIGN OF AN EMPTY MIND”.
A crappy photo of a crappy president. I’m surprised his girl’s bike doesn’t have a special bike-phone he can answer.
I dont see how Putin can back down. It would make him look weak and we know how much he hates that.
Are you comparing the President of the United States to Bugs Bunny? As a life-long Bugs fan I am deeply offended by that.
ROFL that phone call I really believe LMAO
Rubix cube maybe
I know what he was doing with his hands while he was on the phone with Vlad.
He was making shadow figures of rabbits on the wall.
That was my first thought, are we to believe that Putin just listened for 90 minutes.
I would like to have heard what Putin said!
This is what happens when you put the Choom gang in charge of serious and sensitive foreign affairs.
And he is repping the mom jeans!