Putin Rebukes "Brilliant" Bush

6 de junio de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="23" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Putin Rebukes "Brilliant" Bush</h1><p>June 6, 22007 (LPAC)--The anti-Russian rhetoric which the American President used in his freedom speech before a conference of 150 anti-Putin dissidents in Prague yesterday, was countered by the Russian government immediately.</p><p>Russian news wires quoted Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov yesterday night as saying that his country's military will make decisions necessary for the country's national defense, in response to U.S. plans to deploy elements of its missile shield in Central Europe. "Everything that we have done and will do is based on our responsibility, and the responsibility of the Russian government, to do everything possible to avoid new threats that Russia may be subjected to," Sergei Lavrov said.</p><p>Russian President Vladimir Putin himself is also quoted by Russian news wires today, with sarcastic new comments on the alleged offer that President Bush said he had made to Russia, on missile defense cooperation.</p><p>"Our American partners want us to provide them with our missiles as targets, so that they can conduct exercises using our missiles," Putin said in Moscow. "This is just brilliant. What a great idea they've thought up."</p></div></body>