‘You can’t sit with us,’ say World Leaders to Vladimir Putin; then Russia’s president tries to give Obama a backrub
Two weeks ago, international leaders met in Beijing, China to discuss economic development around the world. Then, many of these leaders traveled to Australia for the after-party–a.k.a. another meeting–The G20 Summit.
In both of these events, the world leaders made it pretty clear they are not happy with Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin.
“The isolation that Russia is currently experiencing will continue,” President Obama said.
“If [Putin] continues to destabilize Ukraine, there’ll be further sanctions, further measures, and there will be a completely different relationship between European countries and America on the one hand, and Russia on the other,” Great Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron elaborated.
Even the friendly Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper greeted Russia’s President coldly. “I guess I’ll shake your hand,” Mr. Harper reportedly said to Putin, “but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine”.
After all this criticism, Putin up and left the summit early. His excuse? “It would be nice to be able to sleep for four or five hours”. Looks like someone woke up on the wrong side of the Russia-Ukraine border.