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Ideas of ‘new Nuremberg Trial' against Russia inadmissible — Russian embassy in US

The Russian embassy stressed that the Russian army "is defending civilians in Donbass from the Nazi"

WASHINGTON, June 16. /TASS/. Any speculations about a possible "new Nuremberg Trial" against Russian soldiers are inadmissible and absolutely false, Russia’s embassy in the United States said on Wednesday.

"We think any speculations about organizing a ‘new Nuremberg Trial’ against Russian soldiers allegedly responsible for crimes in Ukraine are inadmissible," it wrote on its Telegram channel.

The Russian embassy stressed that the Russian army "is defending civilians in Donbass from the Nazi," who are supported by the United States and a range of European nations. Moreover, "the collective West openly propagates misanthropic ideas," it said.

"Under the pretext of defending the freedom of speech, which allegedly has an absolute character in the United States, Washington keeps on opposing a United Nations General Assembly resolution on fighting against glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices promoting escalation of modern forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance we initiate every year," it noted.

"In the current Russophobic atmosphere, the so-called human rights activists are only serving the interests of the local ruling class. That is why they are disseminating fakes about the use of cluster bombs against civilians in Kharkov by Russian soldiers and at the same time are ignoring bombardments of dwelling quarters in Donetsk by Ukrainian nationalists who are using Western weapons," the embassy added.

The mission of the Donetsk People’s Republic to the Joint Control and Coordination Center said on Monday that Ukrainian troops had fired two cluster missiles from the Smerch multiple rocket launcher system and had used 155 mmm artillery systems to shell central Donetsk. According to the embassy, three educational facilities and two apartment blocks were damaged in Donetsk. As a result of shelling, more than 20 civilians, including children, were wounded, the emergencies ministry of the Donetsk People’s Republic.