Declaration by members of the Russian Presidential Council for Civil Society Development and Human Rights

Euromaidan PR

March 2, 2014, 19:01

After the Federation Council gave permission to the President to use the armed forces on the territory of Ukraine, our country was on the verge of war.The need to use the army is motivated by the threat over life of Russian citizens and compatriots. Indeed, such cases of abuse and violence committed by representatives of various political forces are known.

However, the use of foreign military force, which is connected with the violation of the sovereignty of the neighboring state and that is contrary to the international obligations of Russia, in our opinion, is absolutely not appropriate with regards to the scale of the violations. In particular, information about attacks, riots and murders on the territory of Crimea is unreliable and exaggerated. According to the testimony of the Human Rights Council-member Andrei Yurov, who is in Crimea now, during the last two days there were no…

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