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    Russian UN ambassador comes out swinging on leaked call

    Russian UN ambassador comes out swinging on leaked call | Fox News

    Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin came out swinging after Thursday’s Security Council meeting, criticizing the mainstream media for ignoring a Voice of Russia report on a leaked private phone call between EU Representative Catherine Ashton and Estonia’s Foreign Minister Urmas Paet.

    During that Feb. 26 call, Churkin says that the Estonian minister told Ashton the snipers who shot protesters and police in Kiev’s Maidan Square were hired by the Ukrainian opposition.

    Under the headline: “Behind Ukraine snipers was not Yanukovych, but new coalition,” Voice of Russia reported what it said was the transcript of the conversation, which had clearly been intercepted by hackers or a foreign intelligence service bent on embarrassing the West and its NATO allies.

    "There is now stronger and stronger understanding that behind the snipers, it was not Yanukovych, but it was somebody from the new coalition," Paet said during the conversation, according to a transcript provided by the Voice of Russia.
    This could change how I look at this situation. This needs to be confirmed with proof though, because it appears to be hearsay right now.
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    Re: Russian UN ambassador comes out swinging on leaked call

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    This could change how I look at this situation. This needs to be confirmed with proof though, because it appears to be hearsay right now.
    A likely fabrication by Russian Media....propaganda.

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    Re: Russian UN ambassador comes out swinging on leaked call

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    A likely fabrication by Russian Media....propaganda.
    Could be, we'll see.
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    Re: Russian UN ambassador comes out swinging on leaked call

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    This could change how I look at this situation. This needs to be confirmed with proof though, because it appears to be hearsay right now.
    What could Estonia's Foreign Minister possibly know about the situation?
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    Re: Russian UN ambassador comes out swinging on leaked call

    Here's a Reuters story that adds more detail: Estonia denies leaked call implicates Ukraine protesters in killings | Reuters

    IMO, even if there were no larger geopolitical stakes involved, the shootings, among other violence, should be fully and competently investigated.

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    Re: Russian UN ambassador comes out swinging on leaked call

    It's had to tell with this kind of stuff. It's said truth is the first casualty of war. However, it's plausible.

    Honestly though, we will likely never know for sure.

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    Re: Russian UN ambassador comes out swinging on leaked call

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    What could Estonia's Foreign Minister possibly know about the situation?
    Obviously not as much as you.
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    Re: Russian UN ambassador comes out swinging on leaked call

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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    This could change how I look at this situation. This needs to be confirmed with proof though, because it appears to be hearsay right now.
    It will take some time I suspect to know what really happened. But I have read that the bullets have been analyzed.
    Personally, I have no grudge against violence in getting rid of tyrany. And this guy was pretty bad. No worse than Putin. But bad.

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    Re: Russian UN ambassador comes out swinging on leaked call

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    It's had to tell with this kind of stuff. It's said truth is the first casualty of war. However, it's plausible.

    Honestly though, we will likely never know for sure.
    If there's a leaked conversation between the two, we'll know. In time. One thing certain, it wouldn't be the first time such things have happened.
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    Re: Russian UN ambassador comes out swinging on leaked call

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Obviously not as much as you.
    Obviously. Beware black flag claims from politicians in general, and especially when it is very unlikely that they have access to information required to make such an accusation.
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