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Foreign Minister Steinmeier on Khodorkovsky being pardoned

19.12.2013 - Press release

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.

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