: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russia, Ukraine, Former Natural Gas Trading Partners, Now Trade Insults


Russia and Ukraine, once brotherly nations, are fighting over natural gas deliveries and military aid.

Russia has stopped buying potatoes from Ukraine and selling gas to Ukraine. In return, Ukraine wants to seal its border with Russia, accusing the Kremlin of sending tanks and cannons to help Ukraine’s separatists.

Just when relations could not get worse, Ukraine’s acting foreign minister called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “dickhead.”

In a video clip that has gone viral on the Internet, Ukraine’s top diplomat, Andriy Deshchytsia, can be seen trying to calm several hundred young demonstrators. They had just splattered the Russian embassy …read more

Source: Voice of America

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