The original photo source: Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his French counterpart Francois Hollande during a meeting in Yerevan, Armenia, April 24, 2015. REUTERS/ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/RIA NOVOSTI/KREMLIN
A Truth Journal: Russia to Daddy France: Help! Send Money. I'm Overdrawn at the Bank: From Denny: The Russians are always as entertaining as they are annoying. Besides, slamming - and taking to task - a violent global bully is even more entertaining. One of their latest foibles? Wrangling with France over a suspended contract on a $1.2 billion euro Mistral helicopter carrier deal not delivered after Russia invaded Ukraine and seized the Crimea region, annexing it to Russian territory.
Of course, to hear the Russians tell it they whine how they are the injured party on this Mistral deal because of those unfair sanctions. They also use that same line about invading Ukraine, "Oh, how those awful Ukrainians have started a war against Russia!" Putin should get the Big Fat Ass Trophy for Global BS Artist.
What Russia wants Daddy France to do is cancel the contract because France has no intention of delivering since Russia started military aggression against Ukraine. The last thing France or the EU should be doing is selling military ships to Russia when Russia is in hostile aggression mode, trying to march across Europe in the most naked land grab in centuries...