MOSCOW, August 19. /ITAR-TASS/. The United States should take care of its own internal problems instead of intervening in other countries’ internal affairs on the pretext of protecting democracy, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s human rights, democracy and rule of law commissioner, Konstantin Dolgov, said in a commentary on the situation in the city of Ferguson, Missouri, the US.
“The tragic events in Ferguson that followed shortly after a police gunned down an unarmed 18-year-year-old Afro-American Michael Brown are clear evidence of the high degree of tensions in US society, which remains split along racial lines,” Dolgov said.
He believes that the United States “should take care of large-scale internal problems and take effective measures to resolve them.”
“This is a more constructive way corresponding the requirements and realities of the 21st century, interventions in the internal affairs of other countries and replacing disfavoured regimes on the false pretext of protecting democracy and human rights - a practice inherited from last century," Dolgov said.