Is Valdimir Putin's Russia so poor that it can't afford a competent English grammarian for even very brief press releases?
Vladimir Putin drew Barack Obama's attention to continued rampage of extremists ...
Vladimir Putin also pointed out that Transnistria is essentially experiencing a blockade, which significantly complicate the living conditions for the region's residents.
Vhile reading, one vants to do so aloud with such guttural, definite-article-less punctuation, after vhich subyect and werb are in diagreement.
Vladimir isn't alone, though. President Kennedy, you'll recall, declared "Ich bin ein Berliner," which rendered him a jam-filled donut of sorts, rather than "Ich bin Berliner," which, with classic Teutonic efficiency, dispatches the English article "a."
Both sides are heavily nuclear armed. I find this one of those things that really does call for attention to detail.
(Belated editor's note: That was satire.)