Skip to comments.Obama Blasts Russia in Tense Call With Putin Over Ukraine
Posted on 04/14/2014 5:41:43 PM PDT by Nachum
U.S. President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that Russia's actions in Ukraine were not conducive to a diplomatic solution of the crisis in that country, and the White House warned that Moscow would suffer further costs for its behavior.
Obama spoke to Putin at the Russians' request, a senior administration official said, describing the call as "frank and direct," a diplomatic construction that usually means tense.
"The president made clear that the diplomatic path was open and our preferred way ahead, but that Russia's actions are neither consistent with or conducive to that," the official said.
Obama told Putin that Kiev had made "real offers" to address concerns about the decentralization of powers to local governments in the country.
"That is a matter for Ukrainians to decide," the official said. "We have always and will continue to support an inclusive process."
Earlier, U.S. officials stopped short of announcing a new set of sanctions against Russia but said they were in consultations with European partners about the prospect.
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I’m sure Putin blasted Obama too....and the new is what exactly?
I’m sure that Putin was intimidated by Obama’s Election year Kabuki theater.
Obama is sooooo tough
Maybe Obama can call the Chicago Thugs on Putin. hahaha.
0 is all hat and no cattle!
This is likely for show...he’s not fooling most.
Total BS! Obama did no such thing to Putin.
No sycophantic press in Russia for ya is there “The One”?
Reggie wasn’t there to relieve the tension?
Obama got his a** chewed out.
Obama got his marching orders.
Reggie Love is the only person to ever have blasted by Obama.
Talking tough from a position of weakness is a good way to buy a butt kickin.
Unfortunately it wouldn’t be Obama showing up for the fight.
Can’t wait to see how Obama’s “Foreign Policy” is recorded in the history books.
oh...forgot....Common Core will never address that....
“Pooty-baby, can I say I yelled at you so my poll numbers will go up?”
Most powerful people normally back up their words with action ....
Obama seems to think his mere words have a god like quality.....
If he was even half a leader the least he could do is supply the Ukranians with some upgraded weapons and technology....
If anything to show Putin he means business....
This worm of a man sends them c-rations ....
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OMG...will Obama authorize a toilet paper rolling of Putin's house or, gasp, will he try to egg Putin's limo.
Inquiring minds want to know.
Putin is gonna kick Obama’s *ss, again.
Followed by a strongly worded letter.
And then he said..."please don't force me to mobilize our 1st Transgendered Marine Division"
I’m sure that Putin is shaking in his boots after being threatened by Obama. Shaking with laughter, that.
Putin’s reply to Obie was to play, very loudly, Judy Collin’s song “Send in the Clowns”, “Everybody Plays the Fool, Some Time” (Main Ingredients?), James Darren’s song about a clown, the Everly Brothers “Kathy’s Clown”, and somebody’s “The Clown Cried”.
He then put up a picture of Obama dressed as BOZO the Clown on a billboard in Moscow Square, right next to Lubianka Prison (These KGB guys have notice touches to their humor, don’t they?).
you gave no warning,and my dinner is ruined
At first I was like “no way” but then I just realized that March Madness is over and the NBA playoffs aren’t until next week.
With 75+ billion dollars, and an Olympic gymnast girlfriend; I’m sure Putin has better things to do with his time, than listening to Obama rant at him.
Oh sure ya did muslim boy. I’m sure you scared the Vodka bottle right out of Putin’s paws. What a crock. The only thing Barry ISN’T scared of his Reggie’s pooper pole.
Whoa. Must have been serious for His Arrogance to pull on his Mom jeans and give Putin what for over the phone. I wonder if he is going to direct Slow Joe or Kerry-Heinz to draft up one of those famous Mrs. Slick Willy “Stern Letters” to Putin.
Obama is a Putin wannabe.
Hey Baraq...back off or I’m taking Alaska back....
Obama does not speak for me.
But ps, leave Ukraine alone.
As I recall, White House press releases regarding phone conversations between the Messiah and other World Leaders often tell a different tale about who said what to who than do the press releases issued by the other World Leaders.
I wonder how the Kremlin's press release will describe this conversation. I wonder which one will be the more accurate...
Or what? He’s going to withhold sex?
Did Obama repeatedly pummel Putin by hitting him in the chest with his girly fists while Putin bear hugs him? “You brute!”
Bonus points for an obscure reference to "Blazing Saddles".
Um, and Putin said ......what?
Obama puff piece.
Good question... I wonder what’s really happening here too.
I aqm sure Vlad the shirtless is smiling like a barracuda.
Vlad has Obama by the short hairs and there is NOTHING Obama can do but act as US Presidents always do, send in the so called neo-colonial US troops....and that is against Barrackitos ideology.