Kerry defends Psaki from Russian media

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Secretary of State John Kerry took the unusual step of defending State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Twitter Sunday.

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Psaki has been under fire from Russian state media and bloggers over several comments she has made in relation to the ongoing crises between the Ukraine and Russia.

Kerry stepped into the fray Sunday on twitter to defend Psaki.

As The New York Times reports, Psaki has been taken out of context in videos talking about the flow of gas between Russia and Western Europe.

She has also been criticized for using the phrase “carousel voting” to describe the alleged rigged elections in the east of Ukraine but later admitted she did not know what the phrase meant.

Carousel voting is a term to describe the practice of bussing voters from polling station to polling station so they can vote multiple times.

Russian state TV has even coined the term “Psaking” to describe someone as stupid and incompetent, according to Buzzfeed.