NATO Parliamentary Assembly accuses Russia of human rights violations in Ukraine and Georgia

Iryna Friz, the chairman of Ukraine’s permanent delegation, stated on her Facebook page that a report of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly that held its spring session in Warsaw on Saturday, identified Russia as responsible for human rights violations in Ukraine and Georgia.

The report “Fostering Democracy and Human Rights in the Black Sea Region” was presented by special rapporteur Ulla Schmidt. It highlights massive violations of human rights in the occupied territories of Ukraine.

“The presenter supports the theses of Russia’s responsibility for human rights violations not only in the east of Ukraine, but also in Abkhazia and South Ossetia,” Friz emphasized.

According to Schmidt, a quick solution to the Donbas conflict is unrealistic. However, NATO PA representatives acknowledge that Ukrainian leaders seek to “talk with people, and not resolve the conflict by military methods.”

“The key task today is accomplishing a cease-fire, but no progress on the part of the self-proclaimed republics is seen,” Friz claimed.

According to the chairman, the speaker clearly defines the situation in the Donbas and Crimea, concluding that countries should increase pressure on the Russian Federation.

  NATO Parliamentary Assembly, human rights violations, Georgia

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