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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday said a European Parliament resolution calling for new State Duma elections “means nothing.”
“I have nothing to say on this resolution, because these are our elections. The European Parliament has no relation to them. They can comment on anything they want. I will not comment on their decisions as they mean nothing to me,” the Russian president said at a joint press conference with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy.
Russia’s parliamentary parties have severely criticized the European Parliament’s resolution, labeling it interference in the country’s domestic affairs, Medvedev added. They have also demanded that it stop such “escapades.”
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- mrgenieSpecify12:53, 16/12/2011"I have nothing to say on this resolution, because these are our elections"
who exactly is "our".. because the 96% in our region who didn't vote for the Putin party is definitely not "our"
So, with "our" he means the few % that vote for their party? He should stop talking for his private business elite friends and start doing something for the Russian people!
"I will not comment on their decisions as they mean nothing to me"
Yes, that's obvious, the opinion of the Russian people also means nothing to this elite bandit party.
And if they don't care about the Russians, surely they won't care about foreigners either.
As long as the Russians remain dirt and slaves of the bandit elite party, "they" are happy and don't give a damn about what the majority of the Russians or others think. That has become obvious now
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