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HANOI, March 31 /TASS/. Russia’s foreign partners often base their judgments about the Ukraine crisis and the events that followed the February 2014 state coup in Ukraine on biased interpretations imposed by Western media, Russian lawmaker Konstantin Kosachev told TASS on Tuesday.
Kosachev, the speaker of the Russian Federation Council (parliament’s upper house) who is attending the 132nd session of the Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, said that the Russian parliamentarians had held several bilateral meetings with their foreign counterparts on the session’s sidelines.
The lawmaker said there had been much talk about the Ukraine crisis.
"From the questions addressed to us, we understood that people are forming their stances without having any trustworthy information and without knowing anything about the conflict’s pre-history or the essence of what’s going on in Ukraine," Kosachev went on to say.
According to the West-imposed interpretation of the Ukraine crisis, an integral, sovereign and democratic state called Ukraine is suffering because its aggressive neighbor — Russia — has taken away part of its territory by force and continues using force with an aim to change the power in that country. "It is an absolutely primitive interpretation," Kosachev stressed.
The lawmaker also noted that an information war was preventing Russia’s foreign partners from getting objective information about the events in Ukraine.
"It (the war) is not being waged by Russian media. It has more far-reaching goals than just determining Ukraine’s future," the lawmaker concluded.
The Inter-Parliamentary Union founded as early as in 1889 is the world’s oldest inter-parliamentary organization comprising 164 states. The 132nd session of the Union's Assembly is taking place in Hanoi (Vietnam).