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Gaddafi must step down - Medvedev

RIA Novosti

18:20 27/05/2011 DEAUVILLE (France), May 27 (RIA Novosti) - Muammar Gaddafi's regime has lost its legitimacy and the Libyan leader must leave his post, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said after the G8 summit in Deauville.

"If you saw the [summit's final] declaration, it is written there that the regime of Gaddafi has lost its legitimacy and he must leave," Medvedev said at a press conference on summit's results. "This was decided unanimously."

Medvedev added that Russia wants Libya to remain a free and independent state.

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