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Russian foreign minister slams Obama’s remarks about Nemtsov murder

March 03, 2015, 16:55 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Lavrov said Obama's speechwriters had no time to deliver anything, while he was unable to offer decent wording

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Sergey Lavrov

Sergey Lavrov


MOSCOW, 3 March. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov believes that US President Barack Obama’s remarks about the killing of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov will remain a matter of his conscience.

"His speechwriters had no time to deliver anything, while he himself was unable to offer decent wording," Lavrov said.

Earlier, Obama said that Nemtsov’s murder was "a symptom of climate - at least in Russia - in which civil society, independent reporters, citizens, trying to communicate through the Internet, more and more feel that they are under threat." At the same time Obama openly acknowledged that he had no idea about the real circumstances of Nemtsov’s death.

"I don't know what it was," he said.

Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov killed in central Moscow overnight to Saturday was burried in Moscow on Tuesday.

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