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MOSCOW, June 17. /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian Foreign Ministry will soon publish its updated White Book on large-scale human rights violations in Ukraine, Foreign Ministry human rights ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov told the Federation Council upper house of parliament on Tuesday.
“This is a kind of evidentiary basis,” he said. “There should be no impunity. We will carry on to the end.”
The main thing now, Dolgov said, was to stop the violence in Ukraine, to prevent further punitive operations and to organize humanitarian safety corridors to evacuate civilians, especially children, from the zone of hostilities.
“It is impossible to solve any problems - either political or humanitarian - without a ceasefire,” Dolgov said. “We face double standards. This has become particularly evident in the last few days, when the United Nations Security Council blocked Moscow's draft resolution condemning the attack on the Russian embassy in Kiev. The Council had passed dozens of such resolutions before.”
“This probably reflects the position of some countries on the situation in Ukraine,” he said, noting, however, gradual changes in the Western attitude towards Ukrainian developments.
“We receive tonnes of letters from ordinary people,” he said.
The diplomat said earlier the new version would cover the period from early April to early June of this year and would include “probably the most shocking humanitarian crimes”.
Among these were killings of civilians in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and events in Mariupol, where Ukrainian law enforcers opened fire from armored vehicles on those rallying to honor World War II Victory Day, he said. There was also a massacre in Odessa, where dozens died in a fire started by Right Sector radicals and supporters from the Maidan Self-Defense Force.
And there were illegal arrests of journalists, including Russian television journalists Oleg Sidyakin and Marat Saichenko, detained by Ukraine’s National Guard near the city of Kramatorsk.
The White Book, published on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website and presented to President Vladimir Putin on May 5, integrates numerous facts of human rights abuses in Ukraine between the end of November 2013 and the end of March 2014. It is based on information from Russian, Ukrainian and Western media sources, statements by representatives of current authorities in Kiev and their supporters, eyewitness accounts and on-the-spot observations and interviews of Russian non-commercial organizations.
Its main purpose is to provide the public with facts and evidence of events in Ukraine, helping to form non-politicized, unbiased assessments and to call to account those responsible for illegal actions.