MOSCOW, February 9. /TASS/. Western countries seek to shove lessons of democracy down Russia’s throat, while they brutally disperse protesters themselves, Russian Permanent Representative at the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich said in an interview for Russian TV Tuesday.
"I would like to use this opportunity and convey enormous and sincere gratitude from our entire collective and myself personally […] to our journalists who provide us with the perfect food [for thought] and show what exactly is happening in the West, those ‘mentors’ who seek to […] to put it bluntly, jam their lessons of democracy down our throats," he said.
Lukashevich pointed out that the Western diplomats attempted several times to escalate the issue of Russian authorities’ actions in regards to the unauthorized rallies in support of blogger Alexey Navalny.
"Amid this, […] we continue to act very professionally; we do not engage in propaganda, we illustrate [our point] with facts. And, most recently, we have illustrated it with video footage," he said.
Previously, Russian Foreign Ministry published a video depicting cases of police violence in Austria, the Netherlands, Poland, the US, Finland, France and the Czech Republic, as well as cases of aggression against the law enforcement during the unauthorized rallies in Moscow.
According to Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, EU High Representative Josep Borrell and Swedish Foreign Minister, OSCE Chairwoman Ann Linde had nothing to say on the video footage.