The head of the human rights Council wrote to the OSCE about violations in Ukraine
The head of the presidential Council on human rights Mikhail Fedotov has sent a letter to the Secretary General of the OSCE Lamberto Zannier, in which it expresses its readiness to contribute to international efforts to strengthen the guarantees of the rights and freedoms on the square of Ukraine.
" Russian human rights community with unconcealed anxiety watches the events in Ukraine, during which the Kyiv authorities flagrantly violated the right to life and other fundamental human rights. Off Russian TV channels, detained and sent correspondents, introduced limits on the entry of Russian Residents by age and gender. And after employing military power, heavy military equipment and aviation in the South-East of Ukraine - the country was on the brink of civil war, " says the statement Fedotova in the OSCE, posted on the Internet representation of the Board.
the letter notes that the human rights Council February 26, establish temporary working group on monitoring observance of human rights in the square of Ukraine and on the basis of the report of the group may 5 was taken message in connection with the tragic events in Odessa and Donetsk region.
" in circulation with appeals to international organizations and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the aim of which is to stop the use of violence and to make all possible efforts for the organization of negotiations between the parties ", - notified on the Internet representation.
The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov Century said yesterday On the need for implementation of the Geneva agreements on the settlement of the fall in the East of Ukraine by all parties to the conflict. In his vision, the contending parties in Ukraine should agree on the sequence of steps to address the situation monitored by the OSCE. With private parties acting head of OSCE, the foreign Minister and the head of Switzerland's Didier Burkhalter introduced an initiative on Tuesday to the " road map " for the period till the elections on may 25. He believes that at the same time with the elections need to be held national consultative survey on decentralization associated with broad national dialogue, including round tables in the regions of Ukraine. Burkhalter also said that the OSCE is ready to build an inclusive national dialogue in Ukraine ".
The crisis of political power broke out in Ukraine by the end of November 2013, when the Cabinet has announced About temporary suspension of European integration of the state. Numerous protests, dubbed the " evropidan ", were held throughout Ukraine and in January resulted in clashes with police. The result of fighting in the street, during which the opposing political force many times used small arms and began dozens of casualties.
on February 22, the country suffered a violent seizure of power. The Verkhovna Rada, violating between President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders, changed the Constitution changed the leadership of the Parliament and the Ministry of internal Affairs and was removed from power the head of the country, which was then forced to leave Ukraine, fearing for their lives. On may 25 elections of the President of the state. Moscow believes that the legality of decisions Happy doubt.
numerous anti-government protests were started in the South-Eastern regions of Ukraine at the end of February 2014. It has been the response of local citizens at the forcible change of power in the country and the subsequent attempt to cancel the Verkhovna Rada of the law, giving the Russian language regional status. The center of confrontation between Pro-Russian-minded people with the government in Kiev has become the Donbass. About that, how is the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine.