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Pia Ahrenkilde-Hansen, a spokesperson for Mr. Barroso, said Thursday the EU has moved to address the issue “through diplomatic channels, not in the press,” The Wall Street Journal writes.
“I can only add that the president of the Commission informed his colleagues in the European Council in a restricted session of the conversations he had with President Putin. Unfortunately part of his intervention was made public out of context,” she said in a written response to The Wall Street Journal.Last week, European media said that Barroso allegedly reported to his colleagues Putin’s words that Russia’s army could take Kiev in two weeks, if it wanted to. Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said, commenting on the reports that the Russian leader’s words had been made public out of context. Ushakov said the publication of telephone conversation content was “incorrect and outside the bounds of diplomatic practice.” “If that really happened, I believe it was unworthy of a serious political figure,” the Kremlin official said. “Regardless of whether these words were uttered or not, in my opinion that quote was taken out of the context and had a very different meaning,” Ushakov added.
In addition, Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said the Russian presidential administration had both the transcript and audio record of the Putin — Barroso telephone conversation and said Moscow might publish the transcript of their phone call “to remove all misunderstandings.