Skip to comments.Obama warns Russia in tense call with Putin over Ukraine
Posted on 04/14/2014 9:29:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a tense phone call on Monday that Moscow would face further costs for its actions in Ukraine and should use its influence to get separatists in the country to stand down.
Armed pro-Russian separatists seized more buildings in eastern Ukraine earlier in the day, expanding their control after the government failed to follow through on a threatened military crackdown.
In a call that the White House said Moscow requested, Obama told Putin that those forces were threatening to undermine and destabilize the government in Kiev.
"The president emphasized that all irregular forces in the country need to lay down their arms, and he urged President Putin to use his influence with these armed, pro-Russian groups to convince them to depart the buildings they have seized," the White House said in a statement.
Obama said Russian troops needed to withdraw from Ukraine's border to defuse tensions and made a point of praising Kiev for its "remarkable restraint" and efforts to unify the country with elections, constitutional reform and proposals to decentralize power to local governments.
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more ‘costs’ imminent.
yeah? you and whose army, obama
Obama couldn’t warn the White House laundress to quit over-starching his Muslim prayer rug.
“Obama warns Russia in tense call with Putin over Ukraine”
Putin warns USA in tense call with Obama over Bunkerville.
Putin is not one to be deterred by warnings. More sanctions are coming his way? He doesn’t care.
The US and its friendly regime in Kiev cannot deter Russia. That’s all he needs to know.
Marvin the Martian issues another stern warning to Bugs:
“Oooh, you’ve made me so angry!”
The simple fact is that the American people will not support a war that sheds American blood and risks a nuclear disaster to define the borders of the Ukraine. Nor will the Germans send their troops into the Ukraine, fight Russians or impose serious sanctions that hurt the EU. Putin knows this better than anybody. Obama can whine, rant and complain and the MSM can portray him as Winston Churchill but Putin holds the trump cards.
“made a point of praising Kiev for its “remarkable restraint””
So, let me see if I have the spin straight....
The Obamunists destabilize Ukraine because they wanted to “get back” at Putin for the Syria Embarrassment.
The Director of the CIA goes to Ukraine and tells the U.S. hand-picked Coup government to fight (per Russian Media), and the only reliable Uke unit gets spanked doing so. That’s “remarkable restraint”?
That doesn’t work, and the Uke’s fail to follow through on the “absolute” deadline again. So now Obama tries to personally threaten Putin again?? His ego is writing checks americans have no desire to cash.
Whoever is advising Obama on this needs to be replaced, pronto. (Kerry?)
“DON’T CALL MY BLUFF!” sayeth Barack Hussein Obama, peace be upon him.
“Obama can whine, rant and complain and the MSM can portray him as Winston Churchill but Putin holds the trump cards.”
The Obama administration created this mess, and handed Putin an opportunity that he couldn’t pass up, on a silver platter.
Now that the strategy is unraveling, President Mom Jeans is getting more shrill, and is trying to prove to Putin how big his schlong is. Against a guy that embodies the “Russian Male”, be it propaganda or not.
The DC watchers in the Kremlin have just got to be shaking their heads in amazement at all of this.
Vlad passed out from laughter after Obama threatened to send his BLM over there.
A Chicago Community Organizer is no match for a KGB Spy.
MomJeans is such a worthless POS.
The Russians are laughing off the sanctions that the US Media breathlessly cheered, though they have publicly warned Russians overseas to be more careful.
They know Europe is too dependent on the two-way trade with Russia, to strengthen sanctions for anything short of a direct attack on a NATO ally, and that’s not going to happen.
And Putin replied, “MOOOoooooOOOOOOOO!”
Both Washington and Kiev can’t stand up to Russia.
This is not the Cuban Missile Crisis where the Soviets had to back down. The Soviets understood Cuba was in America’s backyard.
Ukraine IS in Russia’s backyard and whatever the Americans can muster up in the way of protest will have no effect on what Moscow chooses to do next.
That should be obvious to any one who knows how events play out in that part of the world.
More WH propaganda. Only Obama, Putin, and their close advisers know what was said and what was the tone of the conversation.