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'Putin is a thug and a liar': British diplomat tears into Russian President as EU tightens ...
The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 29, 2014 | MATT CHORLEY, MAILONLINE POLITICAL EDITOR

Posted on 07/29/2014 4:52:52 AM PDT by Uncle Chip

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has been branded a ‘thug’ and a ‘liar’ by one of Britain’s top diplomats as the European Union prepares to tighten the stranglehold on the Kremlin’s cronies.

Sir Peter Westmacott, the UK ambassador to the US, said Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine was starting to look like ‘the wrong call’ and the West’s firm response to the downing of Malaysian Airlines plane was starting to have an impact.

David Cameron will meet families of British victims of the atrocity today, as he warns Russia has failed to stem the flow of weapons across the border to Ukraine since a surface-to-air missile was used to destroy flight MH17, killing all 298 people on board.

EU diplomats will meet in Brussels today to agree a fresh round of sanctions designed to cripple the Russian economy and target allies of Vladimir Putin.

They are expected to include an outright ban on EU cash being invested in Russian banks, forcing some into state bailouts to avoid bankruptcy.

In an extraordinary public attack on the Russian President, Sir Peter said Mr Putin’s behaviour in Ukraine had been ‘thuggish, dishonest and reckless’. He added: ‘He thought he’d done pretty well after he stole Crimea. It doesn’t look so good now.’

'We have to change the cost/benefit analysis for Putin, for the Russian people, for the government that they have elected here.’...

Britain is pushing for sanctions where there is ‘broad consensus’ with other EU countries, including ‘the financial sector, the defence sector and the hi-tech energy sector’....

It will be the first time that entire sectors of the Russian economy, rather than individuals or firms, have been targeted by the West.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mh17

1 posted on 07/29/2014 4:52:52 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Just as funny today as it was yesterday.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3186130/posts


2 posted on 07/29/2014 4:59:09 AM PDT by McGruff (Ukrainian rebels just want to be free to choose their own destiny. Do you supprt Freedom?)
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To: McGruff

I didn’t see it yesterday and I was on several times.


3 posted on 07/29/2014 5:00:54 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Uncle Chip; All

“...Putin has been branded a ‘thug’ and a ‘liar’”

Hhhuuuhhhh, and we have a wimp and a liar...pick your poison.


4 posted on 07/29/2014 5:16:01 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: areukiddingme1

The false dichotomy.
Not much on logic are you?

Correct answer:
Neither.


5 posted on 07/29/2014 5:28:08 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: McGruff

I see you have simple tag line for a simple mind.


6 posted on 07/29/2014 5:29:25 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: Kozak

Does the truth hurt?


7 posted on 07/29/2014 5:31:54 AM PDT by McGruff (Ukrainian rebels just want to be free to choose their own destiny. Do you support Freedom?)
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To: Kozak

“The false dichotomy.
Not much on logic are you?”

Okie dokie...logically speaking, we have a wimp and liar.


8 posted on 07/29/2014 5:38:34 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Uncle Chip

Well, that isn’t very diplomatic...


9 posted on 07/29/2014 5:47:34 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Uncle Chip
EU diplomats will meet in Brussels today to agree a fresh round of sanctions designed to cripple the Russian economy and target allies of Vladimir Putin.

Cold weather will start arriving in Europe very soon. Just saying.

10 posted on 07/29/2014 5:49:49 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

Germans expected to be tilting at windmills very shortly —


11 posted on 07/29/2014 5:55:49 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: McGruff
UKRAINE: The militants have blocked civilians, children are used as a "human shield"
12 posted on 07/29/2014 5:59:55 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
I don't read Ukrainian. What does this say?

В Луганске боевики заблокировали мирных жителей, детей используют как "живой щит" 29 июля в 13:52 Tweet Террористы перекрыли железную дорогу и поезда с людьми, желающими покинуть город, не могут осуществить проезд,- отметили в СНБО. АТО news.sevas.ua Террористы не позволяют мирным жителям покинуть Луганск. Об этом заявил представитель информационно-аналитического центра СНБО Андрей Лысенко. "О гуманитарных коридорах они вообще речи не ведут. Если раньше нам удавалось даже организовывать дополнительные поезда в Луганск и оттуда в Киев, то сейчас они полностью перекрыли железную дорогу и ни один поезд не может осуществить проезд, хотя люди хотят покинуть город", - заявил Лысенко.

I do see one word I understand Tweet.

13 posted on 07/29/2014 6:06:18 AM PDT by McGruff (Ukrainian rebels just want to be free to choose their own destiny. Do you support Freedom?)
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To: TexasCajun; McGruff
There is information that the militants were not simply collect people they have used children as human shields to ... and don't give the residents to leave the city

Well look at that, McGruff --

Your Russian thugs are no better than Hamas and probably worse.

Somehow I expect them to make their last stand hiding behind the wreckage of the MH17.

14 posted on 07/29/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Anyone can post anything on the Internet. I’m just asking for some reputable website links.


15 posted on 07/29/2014 6:15:04 AM PDT by McGruff (Ukrainian rebels just want to be free to choose their own destiny. Do you support Freedom?)
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To: McGruff
I do see one word I understand Tweet.

That doesn't say much for your understanding, does it???

16 posted on 07/29/2014 6:17:01 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: McGruff

Like Voice of Russia or Russia Today???


17 posted on 07/29/2014 6:18:19 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: McGruff

Not at all. Your tagline has nothing to do with truth.


18 posted on 07/29/2014 6:18:37 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: McGruff

In Lugansk, gunmen blocked civilians, children are used as “human shields” in the July 29 13:52 Tweet terrorists blocked the railway and trains with people wanting to leave the city, may not realize the drive, - the NSDC. ATO news.sevas.ua Terrorists do not allow civilians to leave the Lugansk. This was stated by the representative of the information-analytical center NSDC Andrei Lysenko. “On humanitarian corridors speech they do not lead. If before we were able to organize even more trains in Lugansk to Kiev and there, but now they have completely blocked the railroad and no train can not be fare, although people want to leave the city,” - said Lysenko.

Its actually Russian.


19 posted on 07/29/2014 6:29:16 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: Uncle Chip

Since the “American experiment” seems to be proving that democratic government does not work (e.g. “the masses raiding the treasury) then we are left with the option of some form of authoritarian government. As authoritarians go I like Vladimir better than most.


20 posted on 07/29/2014 8:10:21 AM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: The Duke

The problem is that your chosen authoritarian is not securing his own banks, he’s robbing both his and yours, and the banks of others.


21 posted on 07/29/2014 8:16:27 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Putin is a thug and a liar, and he is a danger to the United States of America. Obama is a sissy version of a thug and a bigger liar than Putin, and he is a much graver danger to the United States of America.


22 posted on 07/29/2014 8:32:20 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: The Duke

Well at least you are an honest Fascist.


23 posted on 07/30/2014 5:10:50 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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