Originally posted by kevdude
Update! Mr Sikorski who made these statements about Putin, in Oct 2014 say's he was confused after being questioned about it, He added that Mr Putin's "offer" may have been a "joke" made during meetings with Western leaders in Bucharest earlier in 2008.
Lets see, Putin say's this with Western leaders in Bucharest in early 2008 as a 'joke'. And then in 2014, he invades Ukraine, taking away Crimea. I smell bs from Putin..
Either way, I imagine this went something like this:
Meeting of European leaders in 2008:
Mr. Putin: Mr. Sikorski. Good to see you. I have something to ask you. <speaks in a low voice> How about we split Ukraine. Something for me.... and something for you, eh? Whaddaya say?
Mr. Sikorski: What!? Mr. Putin, are you kidding?
Mr. Putin: Well....let me put it his way. If you say yes, then I am serious. But if you say no, then I am joking.
Mr Sikorski: NO!
Mr. Putin: Joking it is!