Russia's permanent representative to the OSCE Andrey Kelin, speaking at the meeting of the permanent Council of the organization, said that a total ban on workplace Russian media in Ukraine is unacceptable.
"Continue the attack on the authorized media for" separatist views. Since the start of the campaign the battle with the media from Ukraine were deported for political accusations about 50 Russian correspondents, " said the diplomat, reports a news Agency." formed SBU "black list" gives you the opportunity to take the accreditation and apply repressive measures to representatives of all Russian media, " said Kelin.- When the OSCE representative on freedom of the media calls these events only "excessive" raised important issues in relation to the non-partisanship of its approaches. "" for example, in other countries, such things were given more principled assessment, caught the attention of the Permanent representative.- We hope that specially created for the protection of correspondents of the Institute envoy of the OSCE on freedom of the media will be fully and faithfully perform its obligations." There are no reasons why this important aspect could not detect reflected in the reports of the Special monitoring mission, said Kelin.- If observers are any doubts about the authenticity of this information, they have all the possibilities to solve this issue on their own and impartially." Kelin also urged " not to close our eyes to the fact that the extremists took a course on the injection of sectarian strife ", " the Priests and believers of the canonical Orthodox Church to suffer intimidation and bullying. Only in the South-East of Ukraine ten churches completely destroyed, even seventy seven suffered serious damage. Periodically receiving messages about attacks on churches and priests in the West. 3 Orthodox priest killed", he said. Remember, attacks on Orthodox churches in Ukraine for the last time to happen more and more often. One of the latest incidents occurred eleven February. Then the bullies had infiltrated the site of John the Theology of the Church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in the village of Demidovka Rivne region of Ukraine and staged a pogrom. January 28, stated about the robbery monastery in the village, Chernivtsi, Rivne oblast in Western Ukraine. January 27 - fire wooden Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. In February, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs Gennady Gatilov said that in the process unleashed by the Kiev military action in the East of Ukraine are destroyed Orthodox churches and monasteries, believers suffer intimidation and bullying from Ukrainian nationalists.