Russian energy minister says oil prices may grow in 2017Business & Economy July 24, 17:31
Putin fills in Normandy Four on Russia’s approaches to key Minsk accord provisionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 24, 16:57
Normandy Four leaders call for ceasefire in DonbassWorld July 24, 16:29
Archstoyanie: Russia's largest land art festivalSociety & Culture July 24, 16:08
Russian aircraft deliver almost 6,000 strikes on gunmen in Syria in 2 monthsMilitary & Defense July 24, 16:06
FIFA: all collected doping tests at 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia test negativeSport July 24, 15:49
Kremlin refutes ‘fake’ news reports on Russia's alleged funding of anti-fracking activistsBusiness & Economy July 24, 14:54
Russia, EU discuss joint energy projectsRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 24, 14:51
Russia proposes Moscow and Sochi for hosting 2019 World Boxing ChampionshipSport July 24, 14:20
MOSCOW, October 31. /TASS/. Moscow is calling for an investigation into all air raids carried out by the US-led coalition on civilians in Syria and Iraq, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, Konstantin Dolgov, stated at Monday’s news conference.
"Airstrikes carried out by the US-led coalition kill real civilians, not some mythical people," Dolgov said. "It is necessary to investigate all these cases." "Is there any response? No, except for attempts to blame Russia for these incidents. Bombs are dropped on Mosul, with civilians dying there. Double standards are dangerous, they undermine confidence in the rule of law."
According to the diplomat, last week Russia presented detailed evidence on human rights violations by the coalition and crimes committed by the terrorists. "We are awaiting some kind of response, we are talking about this not for the sake of making a witty remark," Dolgov insisted. "We are waiting for an impartial investigation and a punishment for the culprits."
"Our answer is the truth, which is a powerful thing," Dolgov noted. "We will continue to present these facts to our Western colleagues systematically and consistently."
The diplomat went on to say that terrorist groups benefit from Western media’s disinformation about Russia’s actions in Syria.
"Our Western colleagues do not shun anything, TV channels with a longstanding reputation are involved in this shell game scam," Dolgov said. "Such attempts to demonize Russia play into the hands of terrorists and extremists, the Al-Nusra Front (outlawed in Russia). Such disinformation attempts are a factor of support for the terrorists," he said.