Lavrov Recites Seven-Word Sonnet Explaining Why Kiev Does Terrible Things

Russia's Foreign Minister gives a concise "reaction" to Kiev's Donbass blockade

Wed, Mar 15, 2017
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There's something wrong with Poroshenko's noodle. And heart.
There's something wrong with Poroshenko's noodle. And heart.

Few were surprised when it was announced earlier today that Ukraine, at the urging of President Petro Poroshenko, will "officially" blockade the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics.

And it wasn't long after that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was accosted by reporters asking for a "reaction" from Moscow.

Lavrov took a minimalist — but extremely poetic — approach to his response:

Question: Can you comment on Kiev’s decision to blockade Donbass?

Sergey Lavrov: If this is the case, this decision contradicts the signals we have been receiving over the past few days from Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groisman and other high-ranking members of the Ukrainian authorities.

Question: How can Russia respond to Kiev’s blockade of Donbass?

Sergey Lavrov: I said everything I could when answering a question by the Rossiya-1 television channel, which was the first I’d heard of this.

Question: Will Russia react to this?

Sergey Lavrov: I have reacted, but then again, I only heard about it 10 minutes ago.

Question: Do you think that this decision contradicts the Minsk Agreements?

Sergey Lavrov: It contradicts common sense and human conscience.

Sergei just perfectly and concisely explained what ails Kiev — and only needed seven words to do it. Hemingway would be proud. 

As for the new "official" status of the ongoing blockade: What did you expect? Ukraine will cease to exist in 60 days

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