Foreign Minister Steinmeier on Khodorkovsky being pardoned
Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement in Warsaw today (19 December) on President Putin’s decision to pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and to grant amnesty to Russian prisoners:
Pardoning Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been a good decision. We hope that Mikhail Khodorkovsky will be released as soon as possible.
I welcome the fact that with the amnesty the Russian Duma is showing clemency towards such a large number of people.