Chancellor Angela Merkel is making clear to Russian President Vladimir Putin that his nonsense simply does not register to her mind that his behavior is other than that of a five year old who refuses to accept reality. She is furious at failure of Russia to cease sending into eastern Ukraine bullies and Russian soldiers whose only goal is to destroy the Ukraine government. This is one tough gal and when she gets mad, look out because she is ready to meet Vladimir at high noon. “I spoke to the Russian president this morning and made clear again that, one the one hand Ukraine has taken a whole series of steps to implement the Geneva accord, but on the other hand I see no Russian backing for the accord.”
Barack Obama has threatened for so many years that tough words do not impact other leaders. But, Angela is one tough gal and she made clear to the Russian leader a new day is dawning. “We will have to contemplate further sanctions” with the near future. This is one mean tough gal!