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My mom was bringing me up and she said that reading other people's letters is inappropriate and it's indecent, letters of two people elected by their nations to be at the helm of the country, their traditions, their manners, including diplomatic manners that suppose a certain level of confidentiality.
We are against revising these agreements, we consider it very counter productive to try to reduce to zero years of international work carried out via talks between the six major powers and Iran, we will obstruct attempts to sabotage these agreements which were enshrined in a U.N. Security Council resolution.
We have asked (for information). We haven't yet received a response to the question about which no-fly zones they have in mind. Because no-one was ever talking about them, but I'm sure that the orientation of those comments, despite all the questions about one or another formulation, the orientation towards cooperation between Russia and the United States, that is a step in the right direction.
We cannot close our eyes to the absolutely provocative actions by supporters from other countries, you have probably seen the outrageous images on TV when the Russian flag is getting stamped on and when insults are being screamed about the Russian (political) leadership and about leading Russian sports people.
We do not hide our negative attitude to the movement of NATO's military infrastructure towards our borders, to dragging new states into the military activity of the block, here we will invoke Russia's sovereign right to ensure its security with measures adequate to the current risks. I am confident that our Finnish friends and neighbors also understand this.
The Syrian sides will have to agree on a new constitution, on how they see the structures needed to ensure a steady transition to a new system, there is an understanding already that a new constitution should emerge as a result of this political process, on the basis of which new, early elections are to be held.
The West understands that today's situation is a dead end - when everyone assumes that it is up to Russia to implement the Minsk accords while Ukraine can do just nothing. That it may not amend its constitution, may not give special status to the Donbass region ... Everyone understands that no one will resolve these issues for Ukraine.
I hope the change in the position of our Western colleagues, which has unfortunately only come about as the result of terrible acts of terror, will spread to other Western partners. That the stance that the real battle with Islamic State can only be resolved once the fate of Assad is clear, that this position will put to one side, in my opinion there can now be no doubts that it is simply unacceptable to put forward any preconditions in order to unite in the battle against so-called Islamic State terrorists.
There are a few Western countries that want to maintain the crisis in Ukraine and to maintain and boost the confrontation between Ukraine and Russia, including through provocative efforts toward membership in the Atlantic alliance, the very idea of Ukraine's efforts to join NATO are dangerous, not only for Ukrainian people, because there is no unity over that issue, it is dangerous for European security.
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