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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:09 PM

Russia scraps law enforcement deal with U.S. in new blow to ties

Source: Reuters

Russia scraps law enforcement deal with U.S. in new blow to ties

By Thomas Grove
MOSCOW | Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:25pm EST

(Reuters) - Russia scrapped a law enforcement agreement with the United States on Wednesday, further turning back the clock on a "reset" in relations since President Vladimir Putin's return to the Kremlin last year.

An order to end the deal, signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, was posted on the government's website. It said the agreement, under which Washington provided financial assistance for law enforcement and drugs control programs, "does not address current realities and has exhausted its potential".

Alexei Pushkov, a Putin ally who heads the international affairs committee in the lower parliament house, said Russia was "reformatting its relationship" with the United States.

"This is already the third agreement canceled in the last half-year. We are saying farewell to our dependence on 'Power No. 1'," he said on Twitter.

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Read more; http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/30/us-russia-usa-lawenforcement-idUSBRE90T17S20130130

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:19 PM

1. I can't say I blame them for wanting to distance themselves from our idiotic "Drug War."

But on the other hand, don't they have a serious drug epidemic over there too?

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