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    Putin warns NATO against closer ties with Ukraine and Georgia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned NATO against cultivating closer ties with Ukraine and Georgia, saying such a policy was irresponsible and would have unspecified consequences for the alliance.The issue has been a source of anger for Russia -- which shares a border with both countries and does not want to see them join what it regards as a hostile military bloc -- since 2008 when NATO leaders promised Ukraine and Georgia they would one day join the alliance.
    Putin, speaking to Russian diplomats from around the world assembled in Moscow, said on Thursday there was a need to restore trust in Europe and spoke out against what he said was NATO's attempts to deploy new bases and military infrastructure near Russiaís borders.
    "We will respond appropriately to such aggressive steps, which pose a direct threat to Russia," said Putin.
    "Our colleagues, who are trying to aggravate the situation, seeking to include, among others, Ukraine and Georgia in the orbit of the alliance, should think about the possible consequences of such an irresponsible policy."
    The Russian leader said he had discussed the matter with U.S. President Donald Trump at a summit in Helsinki on Monday.
    Trump has called for NATO members to spend more on defense, but has queried whether Montenegro, the alliance's newest member, should be part of the bloc at all calling its people "aggressive."

    More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/putin-war...171305604.html
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    2001: Bush looks Putin in the eyes- "sees his soul".



    2006- Russia invades Georgia.

    2008- Obama meets with Putin. "An excellent opportunity to put Russian/ US relations on a new footing."

    2014- Russia enters Ukraine, annexes Crimea.

    2018- Trump meets with Putin. Who is next? Both talking tougher. Putin? See this thread. Trump?

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/19/trum...hip-fails.html

    Trump: I'll be Vladimir Putin's 'worst enemy' if US-Russia relationship 'doesn't work out'

    President Donald Trump vowed in an interview with CNBC that if his dealings with Russian leader Vladimir Putin don't "work out, I'll be the worst enemy he's ever had."

    But he also said that, "Getting along with President Putin, getting along with Russia is postive, not a negative," Trump said.

    Trump blasted his predecessor, President Barack Obama, for having been a "patsy for Russia" ó while claiming he has been "far tougher on Russia than any president in many, many years
    Last edited by Zippyjuan; 07-19-2018 at 06:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    2001: Bush looks Putin in the eyes- "sees his soul".



    2006- Russia invades Georgia.

    2008- Obama meets with Putin. "An excellent opportunity to put Russian/ US relations on a new footing."

    2014- Russia enters Ukraine, annexes Crimea.
    None of our business and not as simple as your headlines.
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