Thursday, June 13, 2013

Putin: US Backs Russian Opposition

Russian President Vladimir Putin said it is wrong for the US State Department to support opposition activists in Russia. “[Russia’s] diplomatic service doesn’t cooperate actively with the Occupy Wall Street activists, yet your diplomatic service actively cooperates [with Russia’s opposition] and supports them,” Putin complained in an interview with Russia Today. Putin said diplomatic services should mend ties between states and not get involved in domestic affairs. When protesters break the law, the government should use legal methods to “put everyone in the legislative field,” Putin said. “This is what's happening both in the United States and Russia,” he said. “But when we do that we are criticized, but when the United States does this, it is considered as a norm. These are the so-called double standards,” he added.

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