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A discussion organized by the Russian side, featured deputy head of the Russian Peace Fund, writer Anatoly Salutsky, head of the Moscow human rights bureau - Alexander Brod, head of the Demography Research Foundation - Maxim Grigoryev.
“They have presented clear evidences of mass and grave violations of human rights in Ukraine, which continue from the beginning of the events in Maidan (Kiev’s central Independence Square) in November 2013. They made special focus on the tragedy in Odessa on May 2 and on the deaths of civilians in Kiev’s punitive operation against the people living in the eastern regions,” the Russian foreign ministry said. “The speakers stressed the growing radical, and first of all neo-Nazi and racist, ideologies in Ukraine. The human rights experts called on the international community to unite efforts for assisting Ukraine overcome the long-lasting crisis.”
“Both events have attracted much attention and allowed the participants to present the situation in Ukraine and Russia’s position to the public, including diplomats, reporters and human rights experts,” the foreign ministry said.