Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on during a joint news conference with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (unseen) following a European Union-Russia summit in Brussels December 21, 201
Russia's Putin suggests will sign ban on U.S. adoptions
Posted : Thursday, 27 December 2012 07:19AM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he saw no reason not to sign a bill banning American adoptions of Russian children and promised measures to improve care for orphaned children in Russia, especially those who are disabled or ill.
Although Putin said he would need to study the final text, the comments were his strongest indication yet that he would approve the adoption ban legislation, which has strained U.S.-Russian relations.
(Reporting By Alexei Anishchuk; Writing by Alissa de Carbonnel; Editing by Steve Gutterman)
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