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" All our security now depends on the wise decisions and cooperation of our leaders. "
" A second opinion never hurts, not only in medicine, but also in politics. "
" Assertions that Russia has undermined efforts to strengthen partnerships on the European continent do not correspond to the facts. "
" Attempts to put pressure on Russia and to compel it to abandon its values, truth and justice have no prospects whatsoever. "
" Attempts to settle crises by unilateral sanctions outside the framework of U.N. Security Council decisions threaten international peace and stability. Such attempts are counterproductive and contradict the norms and principles of international law. "
" Conversations with my counterparts in Europe have made clear that many of them recognize NATO's limitations and understand the need for reform. "
" Crimea was not a non-nuclear zone in an international law sense but was part of Ukraine, a state which doesn't possess nuclear arms. "
" Do not form your judgment about our military doctrine from the assessments given by NATO representatives. "
" Even the state TV channels are not monolithic in their pro-government line, and the views they express are quite pluralistic. "
" Every country has its political face and political traditions. "
" For years, we have been asking the E.U. to create something similar to the Russia-NATO council. Not in order to simply exchange opinions and work out recommendations, but to make decisions. "
" Frankly speaking, we don't see any other way for the steady development of the Ukrainian state apart from as a federation. "
" Germany has traditionally played a very constructive role regarding E.U. ties with Russia and the West as a whole with Russia. "
" Historical experience shows that a crisis causes either a recovery or catastrophic consequences. "
" Hours before the Georgian invasion, Russia had been working to secure a United Nations Security Council statement calling for a renunciation of force by both Georgia and South Ossetians. The statement that could have averted bloodshed was blocked by western countries. "
" Humanitarian issues must bring together all people who act in good faith trying to alleviate the suffering of people in dire need - especially women, children and the elderly. "
" I can only say it is not for us to decide who should lead Syria. It is for the Syrians to decide. "
" I can only say that I have good personal relations with all secretaries of state with whom I have a chance to work. "
" I don't believe in ideology in international relations. "
" I don't think you can perpetrate war crimes with defensive weapons, with air defense systems. "
" I don't want to say that sanctions are ridiculous and that we couldn't care less; these are not pleasant things... We find little joy in that, but there are no painful sensations. We have lived through tougher times. "
" If it acts like a terrorist, if it walks like a terrorist, if it fights like a terrorist, it's a terrorist, right? "
" If our interests - our legitimate interests, the interests of Russians - have been attacked directly, like they were in South Ossetia, for example, I do not see any other way but to respond in accordance with international law. "
" If you look at U.S. Congress, 80 percent of them have never left the U.S.A., so I'm not surprised about Russophobia in Congress. "
" If you say that your national law allows you to do something, it is fine as long as you do this inside your own territory. As long as you go international, you really have to be sure that there is an international law which you respect and which you follow. "
" If you think that a coup to overthrow the elected government is a coup everywhere, then you should remember how elections in Ukraine took place in 2004, how elections in Georgia took place in 2003, when the elections results have been torn and thrown away by revolutionary action. "
" I hope that the United States would cooperate with the partners to reduce its debt. The debt is a problem. The debt is with you, but unfortunately, the debt is not only with you but with us and with the rest of the world because we all, one way or another, are dependent on the dollar. "
" I know that Britain and the United States and others ship arms in the Middle East, 10 or maybe 100 times more than the Russian does. "
" In the spirit of commitment to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, we will strive to achieve real progress in disarmament and arms control. "
" Iran will be the most checked and inspected country if the principles agreed in Lausanne are transferred into the language of practical agreements. "
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