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«Thug and bully and KGB agent» - McCain on how U.S. Congress sees Putin

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U.S. Senator John McCain

U.S. Senator John McCain, who visited Estonia on Tuesday, December 27, evaluated that the U.S. Congress views Russian President Vladimir Putin realistically.

In an interview with Estonian public broadcaster ERR, the experienced politician from U.S. Republican Party said: «I think every credible member of Congress, and the United States Senate, that I know views Vladimir Putin as a threat — views Vladimir Putin for what he is: a thug and a bully and a KGB [ex-Soviet Union’s Committee for State Security] agent».

McCain also commended the selection of retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis as future Secretary of Defence, but voiced concern over oil and gas corporation Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s candidacy to the post of the Secretary of State in the upcoming Donald Trump administration.

Reportedly, the U.S. Senator said he was convinced that relations between Estonia and the U.S. would remain unaffected after the unexpected result of the U.S. presidential election.

The politician stated that he was not aware that the new government would decide against supporting the sanctions in place against Russia and as long as Russian President Vladimir Putin continued the occupation of Crimea, its activities in the eastern part of Ukraine, and its threats to other neighbouring countries, the U.S. needed to react strongly.

Finally, McCain evaluated that the Baltics have nothing to fear and that he would bring to Washington the message that military presence of the U.S. in the Baltic states needed to be permanent and rotating.

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  1. Walt Burke says:

    That’s exactly what Latvia needed, more incitement from a has been politician from D.C. whose only claim to fame is he once was a POW.

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  2. Ilmars says:

    What Latvia needs is less Russian propaganda from kremlin stooges like Walt Burke.

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  3. Linda says:

    Who knows wot Trump might do – think he’s nuts. But might surprise all … hope the US governmental officers steer him away from totally crass actions that leave Russia the domimatrix on the planet.

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  4. Richard Mayson says:

    McCain is war horse on his last legs. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! US thuggery and war mongering and having NATO dancing to its tune like a puppet, is classic US foreign policy. A sad old man from cowboy country.

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