Sunday, December 10, 2006

Bukovsky Criticizes Blair

Via the Sunday Times:

While Tony Blair is anxious that relations with Moscow do not suffer irreversible damage in the affair [of Alexander Litvinenko’s murder] , Russian dissidents insist he adopts a tougher line. Vladimir Bukovsky, the leading Russian dissident in London, said: “We expect the British government to respond properly. Instead, we hear that our so-called prime minister told his colleagues that the priority is to retain good and friendly relations with Russia.

“What is this? A licence to kill? An open invitation to come and murder anyone Russia wishes as long as we have positive relations. Prime minister, you are wrong. Your prime duty as prime minister is to defend the citizens of this country and its sovereignty.”

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