Mexico knocks out Russia from FIFA Confederations Cup with 2-1 win in KazanSport June 24, 19:59
Putin visits Crimean youth camp ArtekSociety & Culture June 24, 19:42
Conflict around Qatar should be settled by diplomatic means - source at Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 24, 16:44
More than 237,000 fans attend Confederations Cup matches already - Deputy PM MutkoSport June 24, 15:03
Sistema's president hopes for dialogue with Rosneft on settlement agreementBusiness & Economy June 24, 14:56
CNN deletes article about meeting between Scaramucci and Russian Direct Investment FundWorld June 24, 13:12
Ukrainian Army units shell Donetsk Republic in first hours of newceasefireWorld June 24, 5:19
Politician says Russia vs Mexico football game will be interesting to watchSport June 23, 21:11
Kyrgyz president sees revival of relations with Russia as major result of his tenureWorld June 23, 20:49
MOSCOW, April 28 (Itar-Tass) -- Russia is bewildered by imprisonment of Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko, President Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday night at a meeting of the Council for the Promotion of Civic Society and Human Rights.
“That’s totally unacceptable from the angle of persecution of political adversaries and it casts shadow over the state as such, if you take Ukraine, and over the people taking decisions there,” Medvedev said.
“People may hate each other or may speak their mind as part of rancorous polemics and under the spell of political struggle,” he said. “But it’s a totally different story when participants in a presidential race, immediate competitors in the political process turn up behind bars in the courtroom or in jail.”
“As a minimum, such situations cause huge astonishment, even if one looks back at our notable totalitarian traditions,” Medvedev said.