Dec 24, 2010 10:55 AM by AP

Russia's Medvedev: WikiLeaks won't harm ties with US

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says that revelations from confidential U.S. cables released by the WikiLeaks will not harm Moscow's relations with Washington.

Medvedev said in a live interview with state television stations Friday that he and other Russian leaders were long aware of the opinions expressed in the cables that are similar to those found in the media.

In the WikiLeaks cables, American diplomats and their sources described Russia as "virtual mafia state." The leaked U.S. cables also described Medvedev as "Robin" to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's "Batman."



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