The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation does not understand how the actions of extremists can be called defense of the rights of Ukrainians

The representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for human rights Konstantin Dolgov sees nothing in common between the actions of Ukrainian extremists and the defense of human rights.

"The fight for human rights by throwing Molotov cocktails at the representatives of the law enforcement bodies, the forceful seizure of administrative buildings by beating their fellow citizens, unrest in the streets of their own cities; if it is the method of defense of human rights, then this method should be assessed respectively by the international community and by the international human rights structures," Dolgov said at the briefing.

According to him, the forceful methods, which are used by the rebels, are absolutely unacceptable. The fault for this rests with the representatives of a number of countries, which called on the protesters on Maidan to such actions. "It is difficult to interpret it as concern for human rights and democracy in Ukraine," Dolgov says.  "Why is the different approach towards the developments in Ukraine allowed on the part of some of our Western partners and of a considerable part of international mass media? Why is this country worse than the other states of Europe?"

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