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MOSCOW, June 24. /TASS/. European Union’s assessment of the situation with human rights in certain countries is traditionally selective, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday in comments on an EU report on the global situation with human rights and democracy in 2014.
"We paid attention to an annual report of the European Union on the situation with human rights and democracy in the world in 2014, issued one of these days, which in our opinion contains nothing new as to EU approaches to what Brussels sees as the most important and topical human rights challenges for the international community," the ministry said.
Regretfully, "a ‘principled stance’ in the assessment of the situation with human rights in certain countries by the EU is also traditionally selective," the ministry said.
The Foreign Ministry expressed hope that "in the future Brussels will have the same zealous approach to the settlement of numerous problems existing in the European Union itself and in its member countries, as this is done towards those states, the situation in which is a source of ‘special concerns’ for our European partners".