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Russia issues report on human rights violations in Ukraine

English.news.cn   2014-05-05 20:24:35
 • The Russian Foreign Ministry published Monday a report on human rights violations in Ukraine.
 • The report comprises "numerous facts" of human rights abuses and violations in Ukraine.
 • Russia expressed the hope that relevant international organizations would recognize the critical situation.


MOSCOW, May 5 (Xinhua) -- The Russian Foreign Ministry published Monday a report on human rights violations in Ukraine, mainly targeting Kiev authorities and the West.

The 81-page report, available on the ministry's website, comprises "numerous facts" of human rights abuses and violations in Ukraine from the end of November, 2013 to the end of March, 2014.

"The present list of the most flagrant violations of fundamental international norms of human rights and the rule of law committed ... gives enough grounds to claim that such violations were widespread," said the White Book.

The report accused Kiev authorities of "forceful seizure of power, anti-constitutional coup, destruction of legitimate power structures ... xenophobia, blatant blackmail, repressions, physical abuse of political opponents."

It said the essential task of the report was to focus on facts to which the international community and key international human rights bodies, as well as relevant non-governmental organizations, "have not shown proper and impartial attention."

Moscow also presented a timeline of points when U.S. and European politicians "interfered" in the internal affairs of the country, displaying dozens of relative pictures.

Noting the alleged violations that have been committed so far "remain unpunished," Russia expressed the hope that relevant international organizations would recognize the critical situation.

Otherwise, it would pose a serious threat to "regional peace and security and lead to further escalation of international and inter-ethnic contradictions and conflicts," the report said.

On Sunday, Russia urged the Organization for Security and Cooperation of Europe and the Council of Europe to immediately evaluate the situation in Ukraine in an objective manner.

Ukraine launched a major attack against pro-Russian forces around the eastern city of Slaviansk Friday. On the same day, at least 46 people were killed and over 170 others injured in clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters in the Black Sea city of Odessa.

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In the ARD report from Berlin, Steinmeier said: "I advocate that the first meeting in Geneva now should be followed by a second meeting in Geneva, during which clear appointments will be met on how to bring this conflict to a halt and how to lead the conflict to a political solution."   Full story

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