Quotes: Dying Society Via Vladimir Putin
“A society that cannot defend its children has no future.”
“The Russian president slammed European governments after the 20-year-old Iraqi’s conviction was quashed – when judges said the court couldn’t prove he knew the child had said no.
Putin seized on the ruling, which has caused widespread anger, claiming it showed the failure of European states to protect their children.
He said: “In a European country, a child is raped by a migrant – and the court releases him.”
He said the case highlighted “the dissolution of traditional national values”.
And he added: “A society that cannot defend its children has no future.””