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BERLIN, March 12 (Itar-Tass) – Nineteen Russian children at the age of up to three years were killed in the United States at the moment, when the Russian law was enacted to ban US adoptions of Russian children. Chairman of the State Duma Committee for International Affairs Alexei Pushkov cited these figures in response to the questions at an event of the German Society of Foreign Policy in Berlin on Monday evening.
“Right a month later after the enactment of this law the report was made that one more 20th child from Russia that was aged three years, died in the US,” Alexei Pushkov recalled. In his words, “now the US side tells us now that he has dealt such a strong strike to himself that ruptured the small intestine artery.” The chairman of the State Duma committee explained that the 3-year-old child had not a quite large weight to resist such a strong blow.
“This 20th demised child has put an end to all disputes in Russia over this law,” the head of the State Duma committee said. “We came to conclusion that the US side cannot ensure control. Although adopted Russian children do not perish in France or Italy, there is no such information,” he went on to say.
“We arrived at the conclusion that the adoption agreement, which we have concluded with the United States, is not efficient,” Alexei Pushkov said. “The US State Department assured that it cannot exert pressure on the US states that this factor is within jurisdiction of separate US states and the US State Department cannot provide the information or the access in these families,” he stated, asking the rhetorical question “why the question was asked then.”
Finally Russia came to conclusion that this agreement should be severed. “Now we are seeking for us to provide the information about the death of the last adopted boy from Russia,” the chairman of the State Duma Committee said.
“The Russian response in this issue is natural and the only one possible,” Alexei Pushkov said in conclusion.