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MH17: Hammond says EU must
send clear signal to Russia

Telegraph [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/22/2014 6:11:25 AM

Europe must send a "clear signal" that Russia´s support for pro-Moscow separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine cannot be allowed to continue in the wake of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said. Arriving in Brussels for talks with EU foreign ministers, Mr Hammond made clear that Britain was determined to secure agreement on a fresh package of sanctions aimed at ratcheting up the pressure on President Vladimir Putin. [Snip] A UK expert was among international representatives waiting to start the process of identifying the remains before they are flown on to the Netherlands--where most of the

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"Foreign Secretary" is the close equivalent of "Secretary of State." Allow me to rephrase that statement.

"Foreign Secretary" is the close equivalent of "Secretary of State," which, of course, excludes such Secretaries of State as Hillary Clinton and John Kerry.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/22/2014 6:29:42 AM     (No. 9934796)

EU´s horse has been stolen long go. Closing the proverbial barn door is going to get them nothing. If there is any entity Putin despises and disrespects more than the 0bama regime it is that utterly feckless group called the European Union.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 7/22/2014 7:44:07 AM     (No. 9934876)

And it should start out with the phrase, "let me be perfectly clear..."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/22/2014 4:23:41 PM     (No. 9935737)

To be fair, that the EU has lasted this long comes as a surprise. All involved seem to have grievances with the others. So how in the world can we be at peace if this ´group´ continues to have turmoil in the eye of the storm.

If starting with the phrase "let me be perfectly clear..." and it should end the words ´It´s over,period´. That any would consider EU a grand idea certainly lacked good judgement. JMHO

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