Putin correctly blames Bush's occupation for dead Russians in Iraq

Chron.com | Putin Wants Hostages' Killers Hunted Down:
The lower house of the Russian parliament passed a statement earlier Wednesday that decried the murders and said that 'occupying' countries are losing control in Iraq.

Russia has strongly opposed the U.S.-led military campaign in Iraq.

The statement by the State Duma 'deplores the death of our compatriots ... expresses profound indignation over the fact of their brutal murder and strongly denounces the criminals who committed that heinous crime.'

It said the abduction and killing were possible because 'of the deepening crisis in Iraq, while the occupying countries are losing control over the situation, and terror and violence are becoming the order of the day in that country.'


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