Articles Tagués ‘‘Get out of Ukraine’’

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper had a blunt message for Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, as they crossed paths at a private retreat for G20 leaders in Australia.

The message: « Get out of Ukraine. »

Both Harper and Putin arrived in Brisbane Friday night, ahead of the G20 Summit.

According to Harper’s director of communications Jason MacDonald, Harper was chatting with a couple of other world leaders at the retreat when Putin entered the room.

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MacDonald said Putin reached out to shake the prime minister’s hand, as he approached Harper and the others.

Harper acknowledged his Russian counterpart, saying: « I guess I’ll shake your hand, but I…

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