Putin rejected criticism of police actions at meetings


RIA Novosti

Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected the West’s criticism against the actions of Russian law enforcement agencies at the meetings, the head of state said that they are acting within the law and this will continue.

“About the protests in Russia and behavior of our authorities — we discussed this with the Federal Chancellor. I drew her attention, and so I want to draw attention to the fact that Russian law enforcement agencies behave much more restrained and liberal than their counterparts in some European countries, where used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators and batons. Yet, thank God, it was not necessary”, — said Putin after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“Our law enforcement and judicial bodies operate within the framework of the applicable law and will act on, keeping order, discipline, but also the rights of all citizens of Russia to Express to Express their point of view, but I repeat — in the framework of the law”, — said the President of the Russian Federation.