March 1, 2014
FC deputy speaker: Obama’s statement ‘insults Russian people’
MOSCOW: By saying that Russia would face “costs” for its policy with regard to Ukraine, U.S. President Barack Obama “crossed the red line and insulted the Russian people,” Yuri Vorobyov, Deputy Chair of the Federation Council, the upper house of Russian parliament, said on Saturday, March 1.
“The foreign policy situation in Ukraine requires us to make decisions. The president’s appeal requires us to adopt the relevant resolution,” he said at an urgent meeting of the Federation Council convened to consider President Vladimir Putin’s request for the use of the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine pending normalisation of the situation in that country.
“We heard media reports yesterday quoting Obama as saying that Russia would face ‘costs’ for its policy. We know that Maidan fighters were trained in Lithuania and Poland. Now they want to take their activities…
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