Russia will continue to pay attention to the problem of observance of the rights of the Christian people in different parts of the world, according to a report by the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs.
in the framework of the 28th session of the Council of the United Nations on human rights in Geneva March 2, at the initiative of Russia held a conference on the rights of Christians in the world, in the 1st turn in the middle East. Its opening was attended by Russian foreign Minister S. Lavrov..
The participants told about " perpetrated by the militants of various extremist violence in the middle East, for example in the Syrian Arab Republic, Iraq and Libya, the destruction of their Christian temples, the expulsion of Christians from their historic lands ", informs the Ministry of foreign Affairs. The Participants stressed that the rights of Christians violated not only in the middle East. Thus, widespread religious intolerance gets in the West.
the Symposium also expressed concern about the situation of Christians in Ukraine, where in the end the fighting have been destroyed and continue to destroy Orthodox churches and monasteries, priests and faithful of the Ukrainian nationalists subjected to intimidation and bullying ".
"The conference urged the international community to defend the rights of Christians in the world and to assure adherence to the observance of the right to freedom of religion enshrined in the basic human rights instruments," says the report.
"Russia will continue to pay Close attention to this important subject, and among them the UN and other international markets," added the foreign Minister.