Russia’s Medvedev promises to defend fellow citizens worldwide "as Russia did in South Ossetia and Crimea"

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Russia is willing to defend its own nationals abroad "from harassments by local authorities or organizations."

He said during the World Forum 'In unity with Russia', Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

"We will defend your rights and interests anywhere in the world, protect you against discrimination, against harassment by local authorities or organizations, if necessary, contribute to the solution of social issues, including the ones related to pensions and health insurance, assist you in other possible ways," Medvedev stressed.

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"We owe allegiance to our people, our nationality, our history and culture. And I am going to say something that may be somewhat pompous, but it seems to me it is still very important: I want you to feel constant protection of the Russian Federation like all other citizens of our country do - the country that has not and will not leave its own behind, as it was in South Ossetia and Crimea," he added.

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Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n403587