Effing diplomacy

The British Foreign Minister, David Miliband, was subjected to a tirade of four-letter abuse when he spoke to his Russian counterpart over the country’s invasion of Georgia. The Daily Telegraph can disclose that Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, reacted with fury when Mr Miliband and he spoke on the telephone. Mr Lavrov objected to being lectured by the British.

Such was the repeated use of the “F-word” according to one insider who has seen the transcript, it was difficult to draft a readable note of the conversation. One unconfirmed report suggested that Mr Lavrov said: “Who are you to fucking lecture me?” He also asked Mr Miliband in equally blunt terms whether he knew anything of Russia’s history.

One Whitehall insider said: “It was effing this and effing that. It was not what you would call diplomatic language. It was rather shocking.” Sources at the Foreign Office confirmed there was swearing “but only from one side”. Mr Lavrov has been highly critical of the way that the Russian move into Georgia has been portrayed by the West.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/2667840/David-Miliband-subjected-to-F-word-tirade-from-Russian-foreign-minister.html

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  1. Kerkolta olisin ihan mielenkiinnosta kysynyt, että miten Lavrovin f-sanan käyttö ja sillä spekuloiminen liittyy Suomalais-venäläisen kansalaisfoorumin ydintoimintaan?? Vai onko uutistenne julkaisun ainoa kriteeri negatiivisuus????

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