УThe YABLOKO party welcomes the decision by President Medvedev to suspend works in the Khimki Forest. We hope that the route of the new highway Moscow Ц St.Petersburg will be revised,Ф said YABLOKOТs leader Sergei Mitrokhin.
Mitrokhin also noted that YABLOKO has been fighting against the present project of the highway envisaging cutting of a substantial part of the Khimki Forest for three years already, since this project emerged.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered the government to suspend realization of the GovernmentТs Resolution on construction of a highway via the Khimki Forest and conduct new public hearings and expert discussions of this issue. Such a statement the President made in his video blog.
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