The report of the Office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE on the situation of residents of the Crimea is one-sided and politicized and violates the mandate of the OSCE Executive structures, said the Director of the Department for humanitarian cooperation and human rights Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Anatoly Viktorov.
The OSCE / ODIHR last week declared a violation of the main freedoms of many citizens and displaced persons in Crimea since Its annexation by Russia. For example, the story is about Pro-Ukrainian activists, journalists and the Crimean Tatar community.
According to the text of the speech holding a high position policy in the capital of Poland at the opening of the review meeting of the OSCE to review the implementation of commitments in the human dimension, published on the Internet office of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Viktorov, "not to mention the recent one-sided and politicized report" ODIHR Crimea." His training without addressing the States-participants of OSCE is a direct violation of the mandate of the OSCE Executive structures, norms and principles of the organization, " he said.
As said Viktorov, "used in the report terms "occupation" and "annexation" on Crimea unacceptable ", and the document indicates that the ODIHR took offline " anti-Russian stance, openly playing to the Kiev and Its Western backers ".
According to His statement, "such confrontational approaches have a negative impact on the credibility" of the ODIHR and the OSCE high Commissioner on national minorities, " undermining the credibility of him."" The established practice and the whole concept of these institutions require serious review and reform of mandates ", - noted he.
Viktorov said that " Crimea is an integral part of the Russian Federation "." Enviable tenacity with which we talk about so-called annexation of Crimea, gives the rhetoric of the cold war. Accused Russia of human rights violations on the Peninsula unfounded and extremely politicized. Our position on the issue many times brought to the data of the States-participants of OSCE, and believe that it is counterproductive to repeat it again, " he finished.