Disgusted Kerry And Lavrov Can't Even Hold A Phone Conversation Any More

Tyler Durden's picture

With the "truce deal" laying torn asunder by un-de-escalation by each and every side in this dangerous game of chicken, it now seems even diplomacy is off the table. The Russian foreign ministry reports that the planned on April 23 and 24 telephone conversations between, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry , unfortunately did not take place for reasons beyond Moscow's control, adding that


Ukraine's 48-hour red-line is getting closer and with the UN warning that "the situation could quickly spin out of control with unpredictable consequences," it is perhaps time to derisk a little.


Via The Russian Foreign Ministry,

The unpredictability of the situation in the south-eastern regions of Ukraine, where people are thrown against regular military units, special forces and paramilitary forces, ultranationalist, requires urgent action forced wards U.S. Kiev authorities to show restraint and not to use force.


The planned on April 23 and 24 telephone contacts, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, unfortunately, did not take place for reasons beyond Moscow reasons. In the run scheduled for April 25 conversation of foreign ministers of the two countries, the Russian side once again urges Washington to use all his influence on the interim government in Kiev to reason with him and convince refrain from hasty steps, Ukraine plunged deeper into crisis.


We hope that the U.S. finally take urgent measures for de-escalation of the situation in accordance with the provisions of the Geneva Declaration on April 17. Washington should make the current Ukrainian leadership to immediately stop military operation in the South East, to ensure allocation of units of the armed forces of Ukraine and its security forces to their permanent deployment. While nothing has been done to address this urgent task. We hope that Washington understands the full measure of their responsibility for what happens.

And The UN warns,

War in eastern Ukraine must be prevented “at all costs,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said as quoted by Itar-Tass.


Ban’s spokesman told journalists that all sides involved in the conflict in Ukraine must stick to the Geneva agreements of April 17, refrain from violence, repression and provocative actions.


Saying that he is “deeply concerned that the situation could quickly spin out of control with unpredictable consequences,” UN chief stressed that “military action must be avoided at all costs.”

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pods's picture

Put some more peanut butter in his mouth!

That will get him talkin.


smlbizman's picture

if russia doesnt back out by the time kerry counts to 4 with his fronthoof...it willl be on...

ZerOhead's picture

< Russia will invade

< Russia will wait patiently and laugh as the the neo-Nudelmen eventually get themselves hanged by fellow Ukrainians

Arius's picture

"derisk a little"

You must be joking .... this is America!  full speed ahead ... double down tomorrow, all or nothing!

HardAssets's picture

Ya know . . . if I didn't know any better, . . . just might think someone is trying to start a war


Reminds me of how the Japanese were trying to negoitate differences with the American administration for a long time before WW2 started, and they kept hitting road blocks.   Little did they know that D.C. wanted in the war (so they could rescue the Brits)  The US citizenry were against involvement in another European war.

Zest's picture

@ smlbizman I legitimately laughed out loud at this.

ApollyonDestroy's picture

Kerry and his endless piles of ketchup laden horseshit!

drendebe10's picture

"A horse is a horse, of course, of course..."

mbutler101's picture

I was thinking more demon goat

Anusocracy's picture

Kerry needs an emergency appointment at the glue factory.

y3maxx's picture

Wake a Sleeping Bear...and find a big surprise at Your back door.

crazzziecanuck's picture

How Do You Ask a Man to be the First Man to Die for a Mistake?

Eh, Mr. Kerry?  I guess times have really changed.

MarsInScorpio's picture





Note to Kerry: Eat poop and die. (Written not as a threat, but as a commentary on him politically . . . married for money pig that he is. )


StychoKiller's picture

A picture a Canuck such as yerself might find amusing...

McMolotov's picture

This is from the section on Wikipedia that describes how the war between the US and Russia began in the movie Threads:

An allegedly US-backed coup d'état in Iran prompts the Soviet Union to occupy the northern part of the country, ostensibly to prevent a return of the Shah's regime. On 8 May, the USA hints at deploying troops to Iran, to prevent the Soviets from reaching the oil fields in the south. On 11 May, the US navy in the Indian Ocean is put on high alert when rumours begin abounding of the disappearance of the USS Los Angeles in the Persian Gulf. The next day, a skirmish in the Gulf of Oman between the Soviet battlecruiser Kirov and the USS Callaghan leaves the former badly damaged. Subsequent discoveries by American and Israeli search and rescue vessels reveal debris and an oil slick from the missing Los Angeles, prompting the US President to warn the Soviets over the possibility of an "armed confrontation — with incalculable consequences for all mankind."

You could basically change a few names to shift everything geographically northward, and it's the same scenario.

Omegaman2211's picture

Just looked this up...actually scared the shit out of me just reading the rest of it. Thanks.

john39's picture

all you need is a submarine, let's just say, german built and gifted to a certain country with a penchant for war by deception...  a black market russian torpedo, and its all a go.

HardAssets's picture

I like in the movie how people go about their day-to-day lives totally oblivious as newspapers and t.v. news stories tell how the world is moving toward thermonuclear war.

Chillingly familiar.

Go ask people you meet on the street about the Ukraine situation.

Observe the blank looks on their faces.



Why does humanity allow our selves to be ruled by destructive psychopaths ?

Winston Churchill's picture

Jaw jaw, is better than war war.
Uncle Scam seems set on the latter.
Putin must be getting calls from his military to do
a first strike to kill the rabid dog that the neocons
have turned this country into.
Hope he does not listen.

Sokhmate's picture

Penis butter might work better.

Andy Lewis's picture

Only if Bari is directly involved.

Omegaman2211's picture



/smug smile

Omegaman2211's picture

Also corrected by Tyler(s). That was fast!

Alethian's picture

After reading the post itself, I've realized that it's badly edited in general. It's full of grammatical errors.

Omegaman2211's picture

I don't understand how in the year 2014 the Russian Foreign Ministry can issue a release that gets translated so horribly to English.

Alethian's picture

I meant the commentary by Tyler(s).

john39's picture

speed vs. grammatical perfection...  one or the other sometimes must suffer.

thatthingcanfly's picture

Alethian. Amen brother - I thought I was the only one.

The "laying" vs. "lying" error in the first sentence caused me to facepalm.

NEOSERF's picture

My investments are all rock solid, insured by FDIC and on servers even Putin would have a hard time finding.  Long wheat as the fields in Ukraine start burning, this could really be the gotcha moment for the ECB and the EU...all that talking the markets up don't mean squat when there are boots headed your way.

Winston Churchill's picture

Lost me at FDIC.
You may need to rethink your strategy, just like
our Secretariat of State.

Volkodav's picture

Do not underestimate Russian young with time on hands sit at old crt in Tomsk...


The Axe's picture

Robots   don't care    Buy stocks  Buy stocks....


Tsar Pointless's picture

This is what the S&P will be after WWIII begins, because, you know, war is bullish. Peace is bullish, too. Up is bullish. Down is even more bullish.

Here a bullish, there a bullish, everywhere a bullish.

StychoKiller's picture


NEOSERF's picture

Just wonder which one of our 600 boys they will sacrifice so that Russia has to back off a bit...."witnesses weren't sure but thought the shot came from the Russian side...."

Omegaman2211's picture

If there were any justice in the world, the one that would be sacrificed would be McCain, King, or any of the other neocons who can't satiate their war bloodlust fast enough.

tsuki's picture

Bloody Bill Kristol would be my first choice. 

jubber's picture

is that why every index in the world is down apart from the Dow S&P Naz ?

Yen Cross's picture

    John"unicorn"Kohn better get busy shitting some rainbow skittles for Lavrov before things get really ugly...

STG5IVE's picture
France to send four Rafale fighter jets on Baltic security duty


johand inmywallet's picture

I'm sure the Ukrainians feel so much safer now!

Ribeye's picture

hey, Ukrainian army, 

now would be a prudent time to flee, 

go home, protect your loved ones, 

Winston of Oceania's picture

Maybe Russians everywhere should return home to copulate, I keep hearing they are running out...