June 16, 2014 10:28 am -

It was not the most diplomatic term for a so-called diplomat. Ukraine’s foreign minister casually referred to Vladimir Putin as the Russian equivalent of “dickhead.”

Andriy Deshchytsia’s salty comment, which he made while trying to reason with protesters outside the Russian embassy in Ukraine, sparked calls from Russia for his resignation.

Deshchytsia showed up at the embassy in response to sometimes-violent protests outside the embassy. Ukrainians overturned cars and broke windows at the embassy over the weekend after pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian military plane, killing all 49 people aboard.

After Deshchytsia tried to calm the crowd, he was shouted down. According to The Guardian, he then said, ” I am for you protesting. I am ready to be here with you and say ‘Russia, get out of Ukraine.’ … Yes, Putin is a khuilo, yes.”

The Guardian translates “khuilo” as a Russian swearword that means “f—er ” or “dickhead.”

One view is that this helped diffuse a tense situation.

Geoffrey Pyatt, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, took a different tone, praising the “skilled diplomat” Deshchytsia on Twitter for “seeking to defuse a dangerous situation.”

@zikifa @j_parus Agree. Great credit to @ADeshchytsia for seeking to defuse a dangerous situation. A skilled diplomat and credit to #Ukraine

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

No responses to Ukraine Foreign Minister Calls Putin A ‘D*ckhead;’ Russia Explodes

  1. Anomaly 100 June 16th, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Truth to power!

  2. granpa.usthai June 16th, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    So what was the GOP’s new BBF reaction?
    was he angry?
    or amused?
    or did he have a tell tale khuilo smile and licked his lower lip
    start rubbing the top of his head while releasing little sighs and moans?

    • granpa.usthai June 16th, 2014 at 1:09 pm


      BBF should be BFF

  3. Bunya June 16th, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    At least there’s no mistaking what he meant.

    • Judy Mccracken June 17th, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      Since the right wing of our government admires & are so supportive of Putin, the DICKtator, along w/the many comments that find him strong & decisive as vs our “weak” Pres O….. wonder if they will send a nasty email to Andriy?

  4. Elliot J. Stamler June 16th, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    And a very dangerous dickhead who is restarting the cold war intentionally. No wonder he is praised by America’s best-known public fascist, Pat Buchanan.

  5. Judy Mccracken June 17th, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    I see nothing wrong with his description…. Putin is a dickhead, a unstable dicthead… arrogant, smug, narssistic ahole……