2014-11-24 10:04:00

Moscow accuses UN mission in ignoring takeovers of churches and threats against priests in eastern Ukraine

Moscow, November 24, Interfax - The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that a report prepared by the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine is far from objectivity and fact-twisting.

"Unfortunately, the authors of the document are still far from being objective in their description and assessments of the tragedy in East Ukraine. Facts relating to the situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border are being twisted... As previously, information from dubious sources is being used," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a commentary.

According to it, "once again serious problems of the Russian-language population of Ukraine are being ignored."

It is also mentioned that the document contains 'not one word' about the reduction of the Russian component in education, the ban on a number of teacher guidebooks and numerous threats against priests and takeovers of the churches belonging to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate.