In response to President Obama’s declaration of sanctions towards Russia on Thursday, leaders at the Kremlin have been speaking out and denouncing the motions. In addition to Russian President Vladimir Putin releasing a statement calling the Obama Administration’s sanctions as “provocative and aimed at further weakening the Russia-US relationship,” other Kremlin officials have also had a thing or two to say about the matter.
On Friday, the foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, released a statement saying that the Obama Administration is a “group of foreign policy losers, angry and shallow-brained.”
Zakharova claimed Americans were “humiliated by their own President.”
“Today America, the American people were humiliated by their own president. Not by international terrorists, not by [the] enemy’s troops. This time Washington was slapped by own master, who has complicated the urgent tasks for the incoming team in the extreme,” she said.
The foreign ministry spokeswoman also showed support for Secretary of State John Kerry in his efforts to do his job despite the Obama Administration’s efforts to attack Russia.
“The most surprising thing is that having failed to add to the history any achievements at the world stage, the Nobel Prize winner managed to make a big inkblot instead of an elegant mark,” Zakharova said. “Only Kerry deserves sympathy from this group of spoilers. He was not an ally, but he tried to remain professional and to keep his human dignity.”
“His own colleagues were mocking him, cheated on him and did not let him work. God save any Secretary of State from what he had to go through,” she continued, and offered her solidarity.
“Mr Kerry, at this hard moment for the USA let me express my solidarity with you – you have done everything possible in order to prevent foreign policy collapse in your country,” she said to the Secretary.
The Konstantin Kosachev, the head of the upper house of the Russian Duma committee on foreign affairs, was quoted calling Obama a “political corpse.”
‘The leaving administration has no reason and no political or moral right for such drastic and disruptive steps with regards to bilateral relations with Russia,”Kosachev said, according to The Observer. “Forgive me for being harsh, but I just cannot find other words: this is the agony of not the lame ducks, but of political corpses.”
The Russian Embassy in the UK tweeted about President Obama’s sanctions and posted a picture inferring that Obama was a “lame duck.”