Peskov commented on riots in the US

The Kremlin does not consider that the incident with the murder of an African American in the United States as a result of power abuse by a police is an agenda for the Russian Federation, and also does not see any parallels with the actions of the Russian police, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the reporters.

“I do not agree with you that the issues that are now at the forefront of the public life of the United States of America are related to our agenda. We have our own agenda, and, thank God, what is happening in America, is not happening to us”, – the reporters quoted Peskov as saying.

He added that the issue of police abuse of power is strictly regulated by laws and service regulations in force in the Russian Federation, and no parallels can be made here.

“But I cannot agree with you that this topic is now so acute in our country, thank God, there are no parallels here”, – the spokesman for the Russian leader said.

A wave of protests and riots swept through the cities of the United States after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of the African American police George Floyd. A video appeared on the Internet in which the police handcuffed Floyd, knocked him down and fell on him three, one of them stepping on his neck with his knee. Floyd on the video several times says that he can’t breathe, then calms down. He died in intensive care. After the riots started, four policemen were fired, and one of them was accused of negligence.

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