Saturday, November 15, 2014

Canadian PM Harper to Putin: "Get Out of Ukraine"

In a refreshing bit of clarity from a political leader in a "diplomatic" situation, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper abruptly confronted Vladimir Putin at the G-20 conference in Brisbane Australia.

Putin was wandering around in an awkward search of a hand to shake when he went up to Harper.  Harper is reported by Harper's spokesman to have replied to him abruptly:
Putin approached Harper and stuck out his hand to shake the Canadian prime minister’s, said MacDonald.
After months of public condemnation of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its military support for separatist rebels in Ukraine, Harper accepted the handshake with a blunt message.
The prime minister said: “Well, I guess I’ll shake your hand, but I only have one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine,” recounted MacDonald.
 Nice job Stephen Harper!

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