At the G20 meeting, Putin reached out to shake the prime minister’s hand. Harper acknowledged his Russian counterpart, saying: “I guess I’ll shake your hand, but I only have one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine. “Putin did not respond positively,” MacDonald told Canadian reporters. “Indeed Harper told Putin that Russia should leave Ukraine,” Peskov said by phone today in Brisbane. “Putin told him that this is impossible because they are not there.” Asked about the tone of the meeting between the two leaders, Peskov said “it was within the bounds of decency.”
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A sampling of the comments there:
"I remember when the US president was the leader of the Free World. Good times."
"Anybody know off the top of their head what one must do to legally emigrate to Canada?"
"BIG ones. No mom-jeans to poop in. I'll bet he has a pin-up girl Hawaiian shirt, too."
The picture is from the last G20 summit in St Petersburg.
|The little guy on the left is making a lot of noise lately, including sending|
a column of tanks into Ukraine and sending his warships just off Australia to
the G20 meeting after he was dumped from the G8.