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    PM Medvedev on Use of Int'l Organisations to Pressure Russia: 'One-Way Road'

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The use of the Council of Europe and other international organizations as tools to apply pressure on Russia leads to the erosion and destruction of the whole system of cooperation and security in Europe, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

    “Using the structures of the Council of Europe and other international organisations as instruments of pressure on Russia is a one-way road. This path leads to the erosion and, ultimately, the destruction of the whole fragile system of cooperation and security on the continent that emerged after the collapse of the Berlin Wall", Medvedev wrote in an article entitled "25 years of the Constitution: the balance between freedom and responsibility" published by the magazine Zakon (Law).

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    Medvedev stressed that dialogue at the level of these international structures "only brings results when it is free from politicisation, the practice of double standards, and unsubstantiated accusations".

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