Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov on the wires via Tass

  • Russian troops have not been sent into Ukraine

The headline remarks were reportedly made to outgoing EU Commission president Barroso who relayed them to delegates at last week-end’s EU summit, according to Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper when he said

If I want to I can take Kiev in two weeks

Ushakov said

It was was taken out of context and had a totally different meaning

Ok, we’re all ears.. Do tell.


  • Tass is quoting Ushakov as criticising Barroso and calling his behaviour “improper” and undiplomatic

If this was done then it seems to me unworthy of a serious political figure