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Russia suspends work on adoption deals with Ireland, Iceland, Finland — diplomat

June 14, 18:11 UTC+3
The work was suspended after these countries legalized same-sex marriages
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MOSCOW, June 14. /TASS/. Work on adoption agreement with Ireland, Iceland and Finland has been suspended after these countries legalized same-sex marriages, Russian Foreign Ministry’s envoy for human rights, democracy and the supremacy of law Konstantin Dolgov told TASS on Tuesday.

"Following legalization of same-sex marriages and adoption of laws allowing adoptions to such families in a number of European countries, such as Ireland, Iceland, Finland (amendments to the law will come into force in March 2017), the work on bilateral adoption agreements with these countries has been suspended," he said.

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