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 "Unprecedented rise in violent extremism, nationalism, Nazism, and xenophobia," - Klimkin calls on UNHRC to get better look at situation in Russia

The UN Human Rights Council should pay attention to the human rights situation in the Russian Federation.

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said when delivering speech at the 1st session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

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"Against the backdrop of increasingly deteriorating human rights situation in Russia, the situation with human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law in Russia deserves closer attention of the Human Rights Council," Klimkin said.

The minister stressed that shrinking of space for civil society, independent media and political opposition, as well as unprecedented rise of violent extremism, aggressive nationalism, Nazism, and xenophobic activities had become the typical pattern of behavior and a part of everyday life of the current Russian leadership.

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"We believe that there is no room for impunity for any violation of human rights, regardless of where and by whom they have been committed," Klimkin said.

The minister added that Ukraine was studying each case of such violations in the occupied Donbas intending to make every effort to hold those responsible for committing them accountable.
 
 
 
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