Russian lawmakers repond caustically to sanctions over Crimea

MOSCOW, March 18 Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:15am EDT

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MOSCOW, March 18 (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers on Tuesday responded caustically to Western sanctions against officials involved in moves to annex Crimea, urging the United States and European Union to impose the same penalties on hundreds more members of parliament.

A declaration adopted unanimously by the State Duma lower house said: "We propose to Mr. Obama and the ... Eurobureaucrats to include all State Duma deputies who voted in favour of this resolution on the list of Russian citizens affected by U.S. and EU sanctions."

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Youri wrote:
Decision regarding military action against Ukraine is taken on behalf of whole Russia and Russian soldiers are sent to Ukraine.
As famous song by Vysotskiy says (translated to convey sense, not rime):
… It is not Giraffe, who is guilty for mess and disorder,
But the one who shouted from the bushes: “Giraffe is big, he knows better…”.

In Russian:
Жираф большой,
Ему видней…

Mar 18, 2014 6:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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