Matviyenko said the Russian Federation’s readiness to dialogue with the U.S. on the “law of Dima Yakovlev”

Valentina Matvienko

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MOSCOW, January 18. /TASS/. The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said that Russia is ready to dialogue with the United States on the “law of Dima Yakovlev”, but stressed that this needs to be done “at least some steps of the United States.”

“All you can return to normal. But for him (the”law of Dima Yakovlev”) cancellation need at least some steps from the U.S.”, – said the speaker.

She noted that this law “is not an end in itself” and that “the fate of the children is the main thing.”

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