Discussed by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine initiative to deprive of accreditation of printed and electronic publications of Russia is unacceptable in principle, in case of approval of the bill OSCE must say its weighty word, said Last news on Tuesday authorized the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on problems of human rights, democracy and the rule of law Konstantin Dolgov.
The Committee on freedom of speech and information Rada of Ukraine has recommended that the Parliament adopts as a basis and in General the draft resolution on the temporary suspension of accreditation of correspondents and technical staff of a number of mass media of the Russian Federation, said on Tuesday the press service of the Council.
" If the decision about deprivation of accreditation of Russian mass media will take, it will be openly discriminatory decision. Without a doubt, this will signal again about the fact that certain political forces in Kyiv continue to be afraid of the truth that carry Russian media in Ukraine in General and in the East of the country such as the impact punitive operations ", said Dolgov, commenting on the initiative of the Ukrainian Parliament.
" No doubt, If the decision is taken, this may not be treated differently as another example Frank mankuruane Ukrainian political establishment relevant international obligations of Ukraine in the field of human rights, freedom of speech and the media. For this reason, by itself, such a decision, if adopted, would be fundamentally unacceptable ", - noticed Debts.
He said about the fact that for the last period the Authorized management of the Russian Federation " very clearly and much was said about the illegality of the attack on the legitimate rights of the Russian mass media in Ukraine "." must finally give an opportunity to Russian correspondents to work, to do their own professional duty without retaliation, without discrimination, without attacking them. And our correspondents work in Ukraine without any violation of any international standards ", - noted Russian diplomat. However, He hopes that " prudence in the Verkhovna Rada will prevail, and this decision will not be approved ".
According to Dolgov Moscow many times drawn attention of the OSCE on the issue of infringement of the rights of Russian correspondents in Ukraine." We continuously raised this question and our position remains unchanged - the OSCE and representative on freedom of the media have to say its weighty word to ensure that such illegal practice on the Russian mass media was stopped. Especially against the background of the tragedy that has befallen all of us when took the life of our correspondents, " said the Debt.
the journalist of " Vesti " Igor Korneluk and his fellow engineer Anton Voloshin died June 17, under mortar shelling in the area of Luhansk in Eastern Ukraine.
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