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In a 50-minute call, their second conversation this month, Biden said he needed to see Russia decrease its military build-up near Ukraine, while Putin said sanctions threatened by Washington and allies could lead to a rupture in ties. The call was requested by Putin.
The Kremlin said Biden appeared to agree with Putin's contention that Moscow needed some security guarantees from the West and also that he said the United States did not intend to deploy offensive weapons in Ukraine.
Putin has compared the current tensions to the Cold War-era Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.
The Crimean status referendum of 2014 was a disputed referendum concerning the status of Crimea, held on March 16, 2014 in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the local government of Sevastopol (both subdivisions of Ukraine). The referendum was approved and held amidst Russia's implementation of a military presence in Crimea. The referendum asked local populations whether they wanted to join Russia as a federal subject, or if they wanted to restore the 1992 Crimean constitution and Crimea's status as a part of Ukraine. The official result from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea was a 97 percent vote for integration of the region into the Russian Federation with an 83 percent voter turnout,
“Wizard's First Rule: people are stupid." Richard and Kahlan frowned even more. "People are stupid; given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything. Because people are stupid, they will believe a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they are afraid it might be true. People's heads are full of knowledge, facts, and beliefs, and most of it is false, yet they think it all true. People are stupid; they can only rarely tell the difference between a lie and the truth, and yet they are confident they can, and so are all the easier to fool.
It was still tottering last year, when Obama made an even more unwise remark: he said that any use of illegal chemical weapons by Assad would represent the crossing of a red line, which would force the West to act.
originally posted by: RIPMH370
It is the other way around, Biden keeps complaining that Russia parked several tank divisions near the border with Ukraine.
Anybody who thinks Russia is intimidated is not interpreting signals correctly.
Putin is warning Biden, push any harder and USA will be dealing with World War lll
originally posted by: boredhere74
a reply to: rickymouse
I agree. He is far from afraid of out umm president. It's honestly the best time for him to sit back and laugh. He has NOTHING to be afraid of, which is the worst thing for us in the US. He could make a move, and watch our umm presidet fumble words.uum we'll ummm my legs are hairy....Dear God
originally posted by: glen200376
Oh yeah,big bad Russia putting their own military in their own country.
The world's police men are at it again.
Ukraine isn't even in NATO so mind your own business Brandon or are you worried this might hamper Hunters dodgy income from Ukraine.
The 'big guy' scared of losing his percentage is he.