- The Washington Times - Monday, March 17, 2014

So the prime minister of Crimea has a sense of humor — and he unleashed it at the White House on Monday, sending out a mocking Photoshopped photograph of President Obama wearing a Russian military uniform.

And the accompanying translated text — take or leave a couple of pronouns — that’s attributed from Sergey Aksyonov, as reported by The Huffington Post: “Interestingly, after the success of the company in returning Crimea, Barack is getting the rank of colonel?”


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The mocking comes as the vast majority of Crimeans voted to join Russia. The White House, which is in strong opposition of the vote, issued sanctions on Monday.

Yet Crimea does not seem to care.


“We are going home. Crimea is in Russia,” Mr. Aksyonov said to the crowds of voters who were celebrating their victory in Lenin Square, CNN reported.