The head of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin called silence humanitarian catastrophe in South-Eastern Ukraine example of double standards in the conduct of PACE.
"The clearest example of the double standards in the behavior of PACE became a months-long criminal silence of a humanitarian catastrophe in South-Eastern Ukraine. In last may, the State Duma in a special statement called on all parliamentarians of Europe to see her and stop, but we feel as if we have not heard. I think due to the fact that they would have to admit and its main cause. Our foreign colleagues carefully avoided this vital subject, and on the first 2 meetings with the Presidential Committee of the PACE - despite their stated readiness to dialogue. Probably only on the current, January, session of the Assembly, speaking for the first time talked about the terrible figures published by the United Nations, and began to groan and exclaim question unprecedented number of immigrants, "wrote Naryshkin in publishing, which publishes" the Russian newspaper " to its online representation.
At the same time, said the head of the state Duma, was not made any decisions about the provision of immediate assistance, nor requirements for the Ukrainian authorities to punish the real perpetrators of this tragedy, " human Rights-based approaches instantly rolled into an empty Declaration. Moreover, outright lie about the events in the Donbass was accompanied by accusations against Russia, is not a party to the conflict. Even knowing that in less than a year 800 thousand Ukrainian Residents went to the Russian Federation - in the PACE didn't bother to acknowledge that these citizens saved our country from the danger of death coming exactly from the Ukrainian security services. Fleeing from the enemy, seeking protection from friends, " wrote Naryshkin.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against disgruntled happened last February by the coup d'etat of the citizens of the region. According to the summary data of the United Nations, victims of the conflict were more than 5, 3 thousands of civilians. Hand many times attempted to come to a consensus With the mediation of the Russian Federation and the OSCE. In the autumn of This has led to a continuous reduction of the intensity of the fire, but after the new year holidays the situation again deteriorated. The number of attacks has increased, Mat told that increasing the reserves in all areas where combat operations are being conducted. Militias on its Part promised to push the front line to defend shelling of residential areas of the cities of the Ukrainian security forces.
in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation believe that the recent events in the Donbass confirm the most serious concerns about the intention of Kiev by force to resolve the situation in the field.
Relations between Russia and the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe have cooled in April 2014 after the adoption of the PACE of the decision to deprive the Russian delegation's voting rights, rights to participate in the meeting of statutory bodies and participation in monitoring activities of Assembly due to the position of the capital of Russia in the Crimea. The Russian delegation left the meeting room to restore power. Read more about deprive Russia of the right to vote in PACE
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