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Kiev Kowtows to Washington … on Twitter

Written by Kevin Rothrock On 5 July 2014 @ 12:19 pm | No Comments

In Citizen Media, Eastern & Central Europe, English, International Relations, Quick Reads, RuNet Echo, Russia, Russian, Ukraine, War & Conflict

Ukraine's new foreign minister, Pavlo Klimkin [1], is in hot water [2] on the Russian Internet today, where bloggers are drawing attention [3] to his first subscriptions [4] on Twitter. RuNet users have noticed that some of the first accounts Klimkin chose to follow are US politicians John McCain and Mitt Romney, the neoconservative American think tanks the Foreign Policy Institute and the Lugar Center, and the US State Department itself. Serving a new government in Kiev that Moscow regularly accuses of kowtowing to Washington, Klimkin has provided critics of Ukraine with fresh ammunition in the information war between Russia and the West.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin's first subscriptions on Twitter. Data by Tweettunnel.info.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin's first subscriptions on Twitter. Data by Tweettunnel.info.


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[1] Pavlo Klimkin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavlo_Klimkin

[2] hot water: http://www.politonline.ru/rssArticle/21905383.html

[3] drawing attention: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=662017247220889&set=np.245421069.709614731&type=1&theater&notif_t=notify_me

[4] first subscriptions: http://tweettunnel.info/firstfg.php?id=383733061&t=y

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