The U.S. state Department on Thursday released its annual report on the situation of human rights in the world in 2014, which brought most of the violations to the situation in the Donbass, or to the reign of President Viktor Yanukovych.
Speaking about the situation in the Donbass, USA Recalling international and non-governmental organizations "blame" separatists "in that they" commit numerous violations to keep oversight (over territory) ".
it's a message that government forces and Pro-government battalions taking part in military operations that violate human rights ", - stated in the document. Among these groups mentioned in the report battalions "Shakhtersk" and " Aidar ", which, according to Amnesty international, in fact, is not subject to the Government ".
the vast majority of other cases are examples of violations from the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR, often on the basis of publications in the media.
Assessment of the actions of the former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych from US is that when human rights were violated more often. In the form of confirmation are the actions of the police Department during the events on Maidan in 2014. It was the "siloviki", the Department of state places the responsibility for the shooting of at least 100 people, But stressed that the investigation is not yet complete.
"The government (Yanukovych) in General failed to take adequate steps to punish the vast number of officials who committed violations that culminated in the atmosphere of lawlessness. The overall situation somehow improved after Yanukovych left the country. Authorities began the investigation of events of the shooting on the Maidan in February and unrest in Odessa in may, but they're not finished yet ", - reported in the document.
The tragic events in Odessa is referred to as the collision of "government supporters and Pro-Russian protesters" during which cost the lives of 48 people. The state Department acknowledges that the overwhelming majority of the victims were from the second group and lost his life during a fire in the room where they were hiding.
Yanukovych Also mentioned in the section on corruption crimes. The state Department cites the organization freedom house, which is called corruption one of the most serious issues " with the former President.
"Though a large part of corruption was in the highest echelons of Power, bribery remains common form on the lower level. During the year the government has begun to implement a number of major reforms and adopted several key pieces of legislation in the battle against illegal activities of officials. However, their impact does not have the opportunity to be evaluated by the end of the year, " the report said.