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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Political Logorrhoea: Psaki Spouts New Cacodoxy… Her Statements Reach New Levels of Confusion

00 Jen Psaki. caricatura.ru. 27.08.14

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Recently, Jen Psaki spouted new political logorrhoea on Crimea. Psaki, the US Department of State spokesman, said that Russian troops stationed in the Crimea at Russian military bases, legally, with the permission of the Ukrainian government, occupied the peninsula prior to the referendum. Prior to the Crimean referendum, Russia, in all strict legality, with the permission of the Kiev government, stationed its troops at Russian military bases in the Crimea. That meant, regardless of the referendum, Russian troops at Russian military bases couldn’t possibly occupy “Ukrainian” territory, as they were at their own bases. Matthew Lee, an AP reporter, asked Psaki to clarify how Russian troops could “occupy” the Crimea by simply sitting at their bases without forcibly seizing or taking over anything. Psaki attempted to parry the question with her statement that the Russians were training and sending military equipment to Crimean residents, only to realise that the Crimea wasn’t in Novorossiya. Lee tried to correct Psaki, “Oh, you’re talking about in the eastern Ukraine (sic) now, not the Crimea”. After that, Psaki was totally lost and replied incoherently, “Yeah. No, I, but, I’m not also talking about back then”, adding that she had no further comments on the Crimea.

17 March 2015

Sputnik International

http://sputniknews.com/us/20150317/1019618846.html

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