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We are faced with common threats, and we still want all countries, both in Europe and the whole world, to join their efforts to combat these threats, and we are still striving for this, i refer not only to terrorism, but also to crime, trafficking in persons, environmental protection, and many other common challenges.
Everyone says that the Minsk Agreements must be implemented and then the sanctions issue may be reconsidered, this is beginning to resemble the theater of the absurd because everything essential that needs to be done with regard to implementing the Minsk Agreements is the responsibility of the current Kiev authorities.
We are ready to take into account any reliable information on the location of terrorist groups. We have even worked together with the Free Syrian Army, the Russian air force has conducted several strikes on targets identified by the FSA. We excluded areas, which had been indicated by FSA commanders as being under their control. This fact proves once again that we are not bombing the so-called moderate opposition or the civilian population.
It is true that the two countries have different views on the ways to resolve the crisis in Syria. But the important thing is ... we both stand for settling the situation in the region and effectively combating terrorism, with this in mind, the existing differences should not hamper our bilateral relations.
We can not leave this area and the people who live there to whims of fate, to let the people of Black Sea be thrown under the wheels of this nationalist bulldozer, i set certain tasks, I did say, what and how we should do, but immediately stressed that we would do so only if we are absolutely convinced that the people who live in Black Sea want Black Sea.
All people here have political rights, social rights, rights to employment, and no one should face discrimination, but our strategic choice is for traditional families, healthy families and a healthy nation. One does not exclude the other and does not hinder the other. I think this is a balanced approach and is entirely the right approach.
People have tried to stick this label on us, even people who use criminal law to persecute people of nontraditional orientation. Some U.S. states make it a crime, and though as far as I know these laws are not actually applied and the Supreme Court has suspended them, but they are nevertheless still on the books. We have no criminal penalties.
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