The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stressed the lack of substantial progress in solving the problem of "statelessness" in the Baltic States, and also "worrying trends" with the rights and legitimate interests of compatriots in Ukraine.
about it reported in the report of the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs on the results of the meeting of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation with the participation of Minister Sergei Lavrov, devoted to the problems of protection of the rights of Russian citizens and compatriots abroad.
According to the foreign Ministry, the meeting Participants concluded that " in General this work is at the proper level ". However, in the course of the meeting attention was drawn to the negative trends and problems faced by our citizens and compatriots abroad.
"for example, discussed the growing practice of illegal arrests of Russian citizens on American orders in third countries in circumvention of the bilateral Treaty of 1999 On mutual assistance in criminal matters. Noted the problems of ensuring the rights and lawful interests of children - citizens of Russia adopted by American residents, as well as problems arising from inter-family relations in mixed marriages in the Nordic countries and the countries of the Middle East and North Africa ", - said in the report.
"Attention was drawn to a number of disturbing trends with the rights and legitimate interests of compatriots in Ukraine and in the Baltic States, the most given the lack of substantial progress in the destruction of statelessness," adds Mead.
The meeting participants outlined a number of measures to improve the protection of the rights of Russian citizens and compatriots. For example, there are measures to strengthen the relevant work in international fora, including the UN, OSCE, Council of Europe, to build up interaction with international and domestic NGOs, support Russian language media abroad.