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    Famous Russian phone pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov, known as Vovan and Lexus, have made hoax phone calls to US Senators Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Republican Majority leader Mitch McConnell into speaking about the sanctions against Russia, Kuznetsov told Sputnik.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The news comes as the pranksters called US Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the one who earlier claimed that "Putin is continuing to advance into Korea," to say that Russia has invaded Limpopo, an African river that the politician believed to be a country in Africa.

    Having introduced themselves as Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, Kuznetsov and Stolyarov also discussed the sanctions against Russia with Waters.

    Following the incident, Peskov said Kremlin was not linked to the prank phone calls and appreciated the fact that nobody had the idea to accuse Moscow of the tricks.

    The sanctions issue was also discussed with US republicans, according to the hoaxers.

    "We have pranked McCain, Lindsey Graham and the Republican Majority leader in Congress McConnell in the Congress Mitch McConnell on the issue of anti-Russian sanctions, however, we can not tell the details yet," Kuznetsov said.

    Since 2014, relations between Russia and the European Union and the United States, deteriorated amid the crisis in Ukraine. Brussels, Washington and their allies introduced several rounds of sanctions against Russia on the pretext of its alleged involvement in the Ukrainian conflict, which Moscow has repeatedly denied. In response to the restrictive measures, Russia has imposed a food embargo on some products originating in countries that have targeted it with sanctions.

    Since then, NATO has been building up its military presence in Europe, particularly in eastern European countries bordering Russia, using Moscow's alleged interference in Ukraine as a pretext.

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    • avatar
      marcanhalt
      "The wicked flee when no man pursues....And one righteous man will put a hundred to rout, as will 10 put a thousand, and one thousand will put 10,000 to flee." And being righteous does not just mean you have an opinion.
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      linfeng
      What a perfect response to these absurd anti-Russian, comedic, fanciful, idiotic ravings.
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      whataf005
      Mad McCain must have been screw very hard by the Russians who captured him in Vietnam. He could not forget it. That is why he could so much against the Russians. He might have thought Americans are untouchables. No one can shoot them down. To his surprise, he got shot down by a Russian or Russian made missile. For that , he may be against Russia. Thank god McCain that the Russians had let you off alive then.
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      PaleRiderin reply towhataf005(Show commentHide comment)
      whataf005, I know you are correct about McCain. Time for the retirement gold watch.
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      Falesteeni
      "Putin is continuing to advance into Korea," This one cracks me up..!!! No wonder the U.S is the laughingstock of the world 🌎
    • Drain the swamp
      As to the signs of the end times. the Old Testament alludes the truth will be turned upside down as the Last Day approaches. And there will be no shame, a Lady Gaga will be sighted humping in plain view at Central Park and a hanoi john will tell his voters, the dumb zio baptist southern rednecks of Arizona, that Trump is the anti-Christ !!
    • james
      i just cant wait to hear this one! hope they post it soon
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      PaleRider
      Well I see McCain the Insane also fell for it! And now is spreading mischief about the Trump Administration in Germany. This Old Fart needs to ride off into the sunset on his plastic horse, with a direct rout that leads over the Grand Canyon! Traitorous Beech!
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