Skip to comments.Putin Ally Praises German Foreign Minister's Ukraine Stance
Posted on 05/16/2014 11:10:49 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
BERLIN--A close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin praised German diplomacy on Thursday while railing against the U.S. in the latest effort by Moscow to highlight western divisions over the Ukraine crisis.
Vladimir Yakunin, president of the Russian Railways and one of the Russian officials on the U.S. sanctions list, lavished praise on Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany's foreign minister, who visited Ukraine this week to endorse the government's planned dialogue with its critics at home.
"I know Mr. Steinmeier a little bit myself. I know he is very balanced and a very objective politician," Mr. Yakunin told reporters. "To my mind, Mr. Steinmeier can be the person who can create a bridge between the people of the eastern part of Ukraine and the western part of Ukraine."
The world, he said, must decide whether it wants "to seek political understanding and agreement or follow the piper's melodies--and that is the piper of the U.S.A." Children of friends in the U.S., he said, had been attacked because of their parents' connection to him.
Mr. Yakunin, who jokingly said he was "regarded as an enemy of the U.S.," ridiculed western sanctions against Russia as having "nothing to do with real attempts to sanction [the] economy. This is pure propaganda, this is pure political steps."
"Global capitalism," he said, not U.S. President Barack Obama, was the driving force behind the crisis in Ukraine and calls for tougher sanctions against Russia. "I am positive that Mr. Obama doesn't want any deterioration of the situation. He isn't the shark. I am positive about it."
Since the Ukraine crisis erupted earlier this year with the Russian invasion and subsequent annexation of Crimea, Moscow has sought to drive a wedge in the Western camp by co-opting misgivings among German business and voters about a confrontation with Russia.
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Germany wants to assure a role in Ukraine’s future no matter how this turns out. Germany and Russia cooperate on Lebensraum.
“I am positive that Mr. Obama doesn’t want any deterioration of the situation. He isn’t the shark. I am positive about it
Obama is just the puppet.
The SHOW itself is being run by the Soros Group Billionaire Oligarchs via the Open Society NGO’s, The Omidyar Network NGO’s, and the Saudi’s via Valerie Jarrett.
Remember, Ukraine was NEVER just about Ukraine for these people. What happened last summer with Syria plays HUGE into this.
This was never about “Democracy in Ukraine”, the Maidan people were just the useful idiot pawns. It is about Global Energy geopolitics, and the rise of Russia within it.
Ever since 1944, the Holy Grail of Soviet/Russian foreign policy has been to split the Atlantic Alliance and drive us out of Europe. Even under the incompetent Carter this was never mpre than a pipe dream.
Under 0bama, it is happening.
Muhajireen Army commander calls for Muslims to wage jihad in the Ukraine
...George Soros, ...has warned that the European Union is in danger of falling apart if it fails to confront Vladimir Putins naked aggression in Ukraine.
...I would argue passionately that [the European Union] should not be a failed experiment and events in Ukraine are a wake-up call to face that issue, he said
Funny that you would mention “Global Energy geopolitics,” and even capitalized it, but only mention in passing Russia’s “rise within” it. Russia has been doing the “Global Energy geopolitics”-thing as long as the rest.
Please explain to the class exactly what that has to do with current affairs?
quot-Russia has been doing the Global Energy geopolitics-thing as long as the rest.
ANEN- yes putin lobbys against fracking everywhere but
in russia, politics in middle east to stop competition
pipelines,to cause shortages, raise prices, create rampant
inflation, which our and EU bleep bleep greenies help him
with. This costs the world tens of trillions, and steady instability, constant terrorizm, abject poverty, and
makes filthy rich,and amoral a
BIG BLEEP BLEEP GAS STATIOM, who’s help lives
in cement cubicals in the parking lot,
who uses these riches and power to terrorize
and rip off Ukraine...ED