Russia reiterates refusal to return Crimea to Ukraine

Violet Powell
February 18, 2017

The greatest thing I could do is shoot that ship that's 30 miles off shore right out of the water.

"Everyone will say, 'Oh, it's so great, it's so great".

And on Thursday senior members of the Trump administration sounded less than enthusiastic about the idea of a rapprochement with Moscow.

'I would love to be able to get along with Russian Federation.

Even as the Kremlin takes the spotlight off Trump, his presidency may still offer some opportunities for Putin. So, if I can - now, I love to negotiate things, I do it really well, and all that stuff. The conversations included discussions of the sanctions Obama's administration had placed on Russian Federation.

'I've done nothing for Russian Federation. They used RT and others to plant anti-Hillary Clinton and pro-Trump fake news stories.

'Here, take a look.

As tensions brewed in the White House on Tuesday over officials being linked to Russian officials, Sean Spicer, the White House secretary told a press conference that Trump denounced the seizure of Crimea.

"You know what uranium is, right?" And when you get emotional when you have a lot of fear of something that's going to happen you convince yourself it's going to be a lot worse than it is.

Donald Trump started talking about "nuclear holocaust" during a press conference tonight. "They think the president of the United States is a friend who wants good relations with them, and won't call them when they get more aggressive in Ukraine, which they've done, since the president came into office". There's no up-side'.

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The new commander-in-chief - who admitted he finds handling the nuclear codes "very, very scary" - said both countries held fearsome nuke arsenals. I have been briefed. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose demise Russian President Vladimir Putin mourns.

A lot of other economic and military issues overseas, that's going to be much more hard, and I think that's what Putin is referring to when he says it's impossible or almost impossible.

Ostrovsky says Putin and Trump are in some ways, political kin.

'Now, I don't know that we're going to make a deal.

Trump's shifting this week to a tougher stance on Crimea also ruffled feathers in Russian Federation.

Garrett asked Trump at a press conference on Wednesday about three recent incidents involving the Russian military: a Russian spy ship loitering outside of a U.S. submarine base, Russia developing and deploying treaty-violating cruise missiles, and a Russian Su-24 attack aircraft buzzing a United States destroyer in the Black Sea.

At this point, the Kremlin could hardly ask for more than it's gotten from Trump. 'Not good, ' he said.

On Nov. 18, 2016, Trump names Flynn his national security adviser, a post that requires no Senate confirmation.

Nazi Germany - saying that Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) controls everything in the country.

While a strategy of supporting populist candidates in the West who are significantly less wedded to the hardline and sanctions taken against Russian Federation for its seizure of Crimea in 2014 has its compelling logic, the fallout from Flynn's departure and the ongoing exposure of broader dysfunction at the White House suggests that the impression of tight relations with controversial incumbents may prove more of a liability than an asset for Putin's government.

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