2013-11-07 10:05:00

Attempt to link Russia-EU visa talks with position of sexual minorities absurd - diplomatic source

Moscow, November 7, Interfax - The statement of the Dutch foreign minister about the position of sexual minorities in Russia and the impact of the issue on the talks between Russia and the European Union on visas borders on the absurd, a source at the Russian Foreign Ministry has said.

"Naturally we have noticed this statement from the Dutch minister that not only contradicts the understandings reached with the EU in the course of work on the agreement of visa-free travels but borders on the absurd," the source told Interfax.

If this logic apparently stemming from a peculiar understanding of freedom is followed, one can come to linking the course of the talks on visa-free travels with the legalization of drugs or pedophilia, the source said.