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Rick Perry thought he was talking energy policy with the Ukrainian prime minister. He wasn’t.

He was talking to two Russian pranksters. According to reporting from Reuters, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry “optimistically discussed expanding American coal exports to Ukraine” with two men he believed were the Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and a translator. They were actually Russian pranksters who are known as the “Jerky Boys of Russia.”
During the 22-minute phone call, which is posted in its entirety on Russian news site Vesti, Perry talked with Russian comedians Vladimir Krasnov and Alexei Stolyarov about such policy issues as: the Nord Stream 2 pipeline (which would bring natural gas to Europe across the Baltic sea); …read more

Source: Vox

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