Russian Foreign Ministry suggests NATO chief 'blind': Itar-Tass

Reuters , Thursday 8 May 2014

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen meets with Poland's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Radoslaw Sikorski (unseen) and Poland's Minister of Defence, Tomasz Siemoniak (unseen) at the Przezdziecki Palace in Warsaw May 7, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Russia's Foreign Ministry suggested NATO's Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen was "blind" after he wrote he had seen no signs Russia is withdrawing troops from Ukraine's border, Itar-Tass reported on Thursday.

Rasmussen's statement, posted on his Twitter microblog, directly contradicted a statement by President Vladimir Putin made earlier in the day.

"We suggest that the blind familiarise themselves with the May 7 statement of the President," Itar-Tass reported the Foreign Ministry as saying.

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