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Medvedev says WikiLeaks 'positive', 'healthy': DAVOS (Switzerland) - RUSSIA'S President Dmitry M... #FreeAssangeNow

DAVOS (Switzerland) - RUSSIA'S President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday he thought the release of leaked US diplomatic cables by the WikiLeaks website could have a positive effect on international diplomacy. Brandishing his iPad, the tech-friendly Medvedev said modern communications had linked people in such a way that 'no very serious secret can be guaranteed immune from being disclosed today.' 'At the end of the day, I believe this WikiLeaks story should make the spirit of international relations healthier even if, in itself, this was an illegal activity,' he added. 'The impact of the story for international relations is quite positive.' In November, WikiLeaks began publishing some 250,000 leaked US cables from 1966 to February 2010, revealing what it calls 'the contradictions between the USA's public persona and what it says behind closed doors.' Some of the revelati...

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