Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Russia

​Russia Accuses OSCE's ODIHR Of Bias

The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of being biased for failing to criticize Ukraine's ban on most Russian men from entering the country.

The ministry said in a statement that it is "outrageous" that ODIHR has not reacted to the Ukrainian government's ban on most men aged 16-60 from entering Ukraine.

The Foreign Ministry also accused ODIHR of supporting the ban, which began on April 17 for Russian men who cannot prove they are coming to Ukraine for a reason that is business-related or due to a relative's death.

It also complained of the assaults in Kyiv of presidential candidates Oleh Tsaryov and Mykhaylo Dobkin outside a television station.

The ministry said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had condemned the attacks but the OSCE had not.
 
Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax

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